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)
A trip to Hollywood last spring wasn’t enough of a consolation prize for Ole Miss men’s tennis coach Billy Chadwick. The Rebels’ long-time coach may not have been too far from Beverly Hills on May 12, 2011, but a win over UCLA in the second round of last season’s NCAA Tournament would have been worth more than anything located on the famed Rodeo Drive. (more…) (January 17, 2012, Page 8)
The UMAA Foundation is pleased to announce that Ole Miss Tennis has become the beneficiary of a $1 million gift made by alumnus and long time athletics supporter Will Galtney of Houston, Texas. (more…) (December 13, 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)
A dream of playing tennis at the Division I level became a reality Tuesday for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder. The standout who led the Chargers to four straight state team titles during his prep career officially signed with the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Billy Chadwick, who has seen the standout grow and mature for several years. (more…) (June 1, 2011, Page 6)
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)
The Palmer-SalloumTennis Center on Ole Miss’ campus was getting plenty of work on Friday.
In town for a friend’s wedding, pro tennis star James Blake spent just over an hour at Ole Miss training.
“I know Ole Miss is a pretty darn good tennis school, so I knew they’d have someone around who would be able to hit with me,” said Blake following his practice session.
For the handful of tennis fans that were privy to Blake’s training with Ole Miss women’s assistant coach Jason Ontog, they couldn’t help but be impressed. (July 19, 2010, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The tennis enthusiasts of Oxford, which there are many, have checked out my assistant’s blog about tennis pro James Blake practicing at Ole Miss’ Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center. (more…) (July 18, 2010)