RIDGELAND — “Sweet” was one of the first words Oxford coach Louis Nash used to describe the feeling he had about his Chargers winning a fourth straight state team tennis championship on Monday morning at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 10, 2011, Page 6)
HERNANDO — It was business as usual for the Oxford Chargers on the tennis courts as they continued their march towards a another Class 5A state championship.
OHS wrapped up its second straight 5A North Half title on Thursday with a 6-1 win over Hernando a year after defeating Ridgeland for the North Half title. The win advanced the Chargers (18-1 overall) to a meeting with the winner of Thursday’s Stone County-Gautier on Monday morning for the 5A state title at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Tennis has been more than a sport for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder, it’s been a way of life since he can remember. As the son of a successful collegiate tennis player who has competed against some of the best players in the region and been cradled by some top instructors over the years, tennis has helped define Wilder’s past, present and future. (more…) (April 21, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Oxford High tennis coach Louis Nash doesn’t like to brag about his long list of accomplishments. Never has, likely never will.
It’s rare to find a coach, in any sport, that has done as much as Nash has done at three different high schools. From his first team title at Laurel in 1982, to the amazing string of championships he has won at OHS, Nash’s record and dedication to his players speaks for itself. (more…) (April 7, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s dominance on the tennis court continued Thursday with a 7-0 win over Tupelo at Avent Park. Ever since the Chargers (10-0 overall) played in the Meridian Tournament this past weekend, coach Louis Nash has been pleased with his team’s intensity, and maybe even more importantly, their toughness. (April 1, 2011, Page 7A)
Oxford’s most competitive tennis match in several seasons came Saturday against Ocean Springs. In a match that came down to the wire and was decided by doubles play, the Chargers edged the Greyhounds 4-3. Oxford’s winning streak now stands at 115 matches, while the Chargers are 8-0 on the year heading into Tuesday’s match with Lafayette at Avent Park.
The Chargers won three of four in doubles to gain the victory over Ocean Springs, who appeared to be the only team that could end Oxford’s winning streak during the preseason. (March 28, 2011, Page 2B)
Oxford’s drive to win a fourth-straight state title in tennis will begin Saturday with a preseason match against Pontotoc at the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
Tennis players of all ages flooded the steps of the Lafayette County Chancery Building Wednesday afternoon in the form of a peaceful rally to help raise awareness regarding the possibility of expanding the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
The project, which has already been approved by the city, would expand the current facility from eight to 21 courts. The renovation would also include the addition of a pavilion, practice courts, a championship court, new bathroom facilities, additional parking and possibly a pro shop, making it the largest public facility in the state.
While the city has already signed off on the expansion, it’s now the county’s supervisors which must vote to approve the expansion on Sept. 7.
Led by new Lafayette High coach Debbie Swindoll and Oxford coach Louis Nash, the players were armed with signs saying things such as “we need more courts,” “Got Tennis?” and “kids love to play tennis.” (August 26, 2010, Page 6)