Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:
– Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford
– ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.
– Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.
– Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
The smile on Ole Miss women’s tennis coach Mark Beyers appeared to be wider than the Grand Canyon Tuesday evening. His smile, and super-positive attitude, were made possible by the NCAA tennis selection committee, who granted the Lady Rebels a spot in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships by hosting the first two rounds at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford is known for being a tennis town and this weekend some of the best college teams in the women’s game will be at Ole Miss’ Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The four-day event begins Thursday with four matches. Ole Miss, the No. 4 seed in this year’s event, will play Friday at 3 p.m. against either No. 5 seed Vanderbilt or No. 12 seed Mississippi State.
For Ole Miss senior Kristi Boxx, who is ranked ninth in the nation in singles, the opportunity to host is a comfortable feeling. (April 18, 2012, Page 8)
The Ole Miss women’s tennis team is riding high Tuesday with the addition of blue chip recruit Julia Jones. Jones signed an Southeastern Conference Award letter to become a member of the team. Jones, who hails from Seminole, Fla., rose to as high as No. 6 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net and No. 1 in Florida.
“The signing of Julia Jones increases the level of this recruiting class,” Ole Miss coach Mark Beyers said. “This class is going to make an immediate impact, and Julia is among those. She was a highly recruited student-athlete.” (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 9)
A call from Ole Miss women’s tennis coach Mark Beyers last Sunday was one former Oxford High standout Will Huntington won’t soon forget. Coming off a successful first season as a member of the Meridian Community College men’s tennis team, Huntington was looking to improve his skills and stay in shape this summer.
The opportunity to help instruct at Ole Miss’ annual tennis camp this week proved to be the perfect way for Huntington to keep in shape, and in the process, improve as he helped younger players get better. (June 24, 2011, Page 7A)
Playing without junior All-American Kristi Boxx for the second match in a row, the Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 10 Vanderbilt at the Currey Tennis Center on Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
In their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play, the No. 24 Ole Miss women’s tennis team will host Middle Tennessee State Friday at 2 p.m. at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Rebels come into the match at 4-2 overall. In their first outdoor match of the season last Saturday, the Rebels shut out Troy 7-0 to improve to 18-3 at home dating back to the 2009 season. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Ole Miss women’s tennis head coach Mark Beyers announced Wednesday the addition of Norwegian standout Caroline Rohde-Moe, who will join the 18th-ranked Rebels this semester. (more…) (January 6, 2011, Page 7)