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)
Oxford standout tennis player Sterling Davis helped the North girls squad claim a 4-3 victory in Thursday’s Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star tennis tournament. While Davis lost to Taylor Torrence 6-3, 6-4 in her singles match, she rebounded with the aid of Anna Blair Hunt of Senatobia to knock off Claire Tadlock and Kelsey Tadlock 8-1 in the girls doubles match. Davis was the only area player represented in the tournament. (July 15, 2011, Page 7A)
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)
One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School will be trying to help the rest of his colleagues reach even greater heights in the coming years. OHS tennis coach Louis Nash was officially approved as Oxford’s new Associate Athletics Director by the school board on Monday. (more…) (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
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)
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)
The Oxford netters made quick work of Pearl on Saturday, topping the Pirates 7-0 on the road in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Zach Wilder defeated Gary Blissard 6-0, 6-0 and Ann Marie Edlin defeated Emily Craven 6-1, 6-2 to pick up the singles points. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)