The Oxford tennis team got its 2011 season and district play off to a fast start Tuesday with a 7-0 win over West Point on the road. The Chargers had little trouble dispatching the Green Wave thanks to a solid overall performance led by boys singles player Zach Wilder, who defeated Carson Miller 6-0, 6-0. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s preseason match with Pontotoc went according to plan as the Chargers won all 12 doubles matches.
In girls matches, Mary Bryan Barksdale and Sterling Davis defeated Haylee Waller and Lauren Clayton; Erin Dyer and Ann Marie Edlin topped Ivy Robbins and Shannon Montgomery; Kara Rose and Embrey Inman defeated Kristen Pennington and Ali Warren; Sarah Nash and McClellan Davis teammed up to beat Meridith Adams and Sarah Hill, and Ellie Devoe and Emily Morgan beat Molly Chamblee and Bailey Mooran.
On the boys side, Zach Wilder and Andrew Mullen topped Cameron Timmons and Jacob Ferguson; Robert Nance and Baxter Elliot topped Deaton McAuley and Ryan Henry; Will Swindoll and Quinn Elliot beat Jacob Hatcher and Brayden Timmons; John Arlis Williams and Judston Watson topped Piercen Burchfield and Austin Anderson; Callan Shinall and Collier Phillips easily dispatched Rhett Stegall and Blake Anderson; Sam Peeler and Liam Cooper had no trouble beating Jessi Tutop and Dyllon Maddox and the duo of Cole Atkins and Gus Morgan beat Blake Gregory and Caleb Ginn.
Oxford will be back in action Tuesday at West Point. (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford’s drive to win a fourth-straight state title in tennis will begin Saturday with a preseason match against Pontotoc at the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
The Oxford Tourism Council gave out $28,000 in community grants on Monday evening to six major events planned for 2011. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)
Tennis players of all ages flooded the steps of the Lafayette County Chancery Building Wednesday afternoon in the form of a peaceful rally to help raise awareness regarding the possibility of expanding the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
The project, which has already been approved by the city, would expand the current facility from eight to 21 courts. The renovation would also include the addition of a pavilion, practice courts, a championship court, new bathroom facilities, additional parking and possibly a pro shop, making it the largest public facility in the state.
While the city has already signed off on the expansion, it’s now the county’s supervisors which must vote to approve the expansion on Sept. 7.
Led by new Lafayette High coach Debbie Swindoll and Oxford coach Louis Nash, the players were armed with signs saying things such as “we need more courts,” “Got Tennis?” and “kids love to play tennis.” (August 26, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford has been a town known for a lot of different things over the years. It’s a football town in the fall, a baseball town in the spring and a very slow town in the middle of the summer. But one thing that Oxford is throughout the year is a tennis town. (June 25, 2010, Page 7A)
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)