A chance to remain in the state of Mississippi and close to family while also earning a degree from a well respected university was too much for Will Huntington to pass on. The former Oxford High tennis standout committed to play for Belhaven University recently, a move that he thought would benefit him in many different ways. (more…) (December 15, 2011, Page 6)
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)
Former Oxford High tennis standout Will Huntington has made an impact for the Meridian Community College tennis team this spring. Huntington won 10 matches in a row at No. 3 doubles with partner Trey Webb. Huntington has also garnered nine wins in a row at the No. 4 and No. 5 singles position. MCC recently won the Region 23 tournament against a heavily favored ICC men’s team by collecting 11 points compared to 10 for the Indians. The team is now preparing to compete in the National Tournament in Plano, Texas May 15-20. (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
A day after capturing the overall team state title in Class 5A, the Oxford Chargers won six individual state championships to wrap up an extremely successful trip to the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (May 12, 2010, Page 8)
If there was ever a match that showcased Oxford’s versatility and character as a team during their successive championship seasons it was Monday’s 5-2 win over West Jones.
The Chargers won their third straight state championship at the Ridgeland Tennis Center by using their depth and an immense amount of moxie to take down the Mustangs (14-5 overall). (May 11, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford’s dominance on the tennis court continued this morning as the Chargers won their third-straight state championship. The Chargers’ latest victim in a winning streak that has now reached 107 matches was West Jones, which defeated Brookhaven 5-2 in the South Half title match.
Oxford, which won the last two titles in Class 4A, defeated the Mustangs 5-1 in a match that lasted just over an hour at the Ridgeland Tennis Center to claim the Class 5A title. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)
The Chargers (19-0 overall) latest victory earned them their first Class 5A North Half championship pennant and set up one half of Monday’s title match which will be played at 9 a.m. at the Ridgeland Tennis Center against either Brookhaven or West Jones.
In a match that was decided in half the amount of the time it took the Titans (14-6) to reach Avent Park, the focused Chargers wanted to leave no doubt who was the better team on the court. (May 7, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford’s run to win a third straight state championship in tennis continues Thursday against a school where the state title match will be played in less than a week.
Ridgeland will be the Chargers’ latest opponent to play in the Class 5A playoffs and Thursday’s match, which begins at 2 p.m., will determine who advances to represent the North in Monday’s 5A state title match. (May 5, 2010, Page 9)
The dream of playing tennis at the next level became a reality Monday for Oxford High’s Will Huntington, who signed a scholarship offer to play for Meridian Community College. (April 27, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford rolled through the first round of the Class 5A playoffs, their first in the new classification, with a 4-0 win over Neshoba Central on Friday. Three matches were in progress when things were called because of inclement weather. (April 26, 2010, Page 3B)