Oxford advanced to a sixth straight state championship in tennis by defeating Starkville 6-1 Friday afternoon. Rain forced the match to be played indoors at the Gillom Sports Center. OHS won mixed doubles, No. 1 boys doubles and No. 1 girls doubles first before capturing the match at No. 2 boys doubles. (more…) (April 29, 2013, Page 4B)
A battle tested Oxford High tennis team will begin its quest to win a sixth straight state championship Monday afternoon against Neshoba Central at Avent Park. (April 12, 2013, Page 7A)
Oxford High’s run on athletic awards continued recently when swimming coach Rebecca van Oostendorp was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association for 2012. (July 3, 2012, Page 6)
CLINTON — For anybody who may have ever wondered if Oxford tennis coach Louis Nash could fly the answer is yes. Moments after the Oxford Chargers wrapped up their fifth straight MHSAA tennis championship at Brighton Park, Nash leapt into the air and straight into the arms of senior mixed doubles player Judson Watson, who joined with teammate Cari Hansen to defeat Stone County’s Josh Johnson and Beth Owen 3-6, 6-4 (10-5) in the deciding match of the day. (May 10, 2012, Page 6)
RIDGELAND — It seemed to be hard for members of the Oxford High tennis team to pick a boys doubles team to root for in Tuesday’s Class 5A individual tennis championship. Thanks to a new tournament format created this year by the MHSAA, the Chargers’ two boys doubles team that qualified for the individual tournament faced off against one another in the championship match. (more…) (May 9, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s tennis team came to play Friday afternoon in the MHSAA Class 5A title match hosted at Avent Park. The Chargers advanced to their fifth straight appearance in the MHSAA state title match in Jackson by defeating Ridgeland 6-1. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 7)
As the weather heats up in the area, so is the Oxford High tennis team. The Chargers are now just one win away from returning to the Metro Jackson area to play in the MHSAA Class 5A state title match. Oxford hosts Ridgeland in the 5A North Half title match Friday afternoon. (April 26, 2012, Page 6)
Avent’s Park was surrounded by spectators Thursday afternoon as Lafayette and Oxford closed out their regular seasons with the annual tennis meeting between the two schools.
With both squads already a part of the Class 4A (LHS) and 5A (OHS) playoffs, Thursday’s match was about different things for each coach.
The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-2 but the two wins were a marked improvement for Debbie Swindoll’s Commodores, who lost 7-0 to OHS last year.
Apart from the two wins, the No. 1 boys doubles match had to be decided with a tiebreaker, while two other doubles matches were also competitive. (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)