Former Lafayette High tennis standout Mallory Davis was selected by the Mississippi Tennis Association as a recipient of the George Wilkinson Memorial Award. Davis, a freshman tennis player at Meridian Community College, won the award given to a top male or female junior player who exemplifies the qualities of composure under physical stress and emotional discipline in recognition of their desire, integrity, perseverance and maturity, both on and off the court. (more…) (October 31, 2012, Page 7)
BLOG — Nine Oxford Chargers and four members of the Lafayette Commodores were named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State tennis teams Wednesday. (more…) (June 6, 2012)
Lafayette’s tennis season came to an end Friday in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title match. New Albany beat Lafayette 6-1, but three matches were decided in tiebreakers. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette got off to a great start in the Class 4A playoffs Monday morning with a 6-1 win over Kosciusko on the road. Lafayette swept the doubles action to gain the match win, while Mallory Davis peformed well in her singles match. Davis defeated Jessica Reynolds 6-0, 6-2 to gain the victory for LHS. Kosciusko’s lone win came in boys singles as Patrick Adams defeated Nathan Hollis 6-1, 6-1. (more…) (April 24, 2012, Page 10)
Consistency and the ability to play both singles and doubles has earned Lafayette’s Mallory Davis a scholarship offer from Meridian Community College. Davis made her commitment to coach Wanda McPhail binding Monday when she signed her Letter of Intent to play for the Eagles.
McPhail, who has guided MCC women’s team to eight Region 23 titles since 2003, said Davis was the only women’s player she has offered and subsequently signed this year. (April 17, 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)