Oxford, GA—The Marion Military Institute Tigers took to the courts on Saturday afternoon to face a formidable foe, Oxford College, the two-time defending JUCO DIII National Champions in men's tennis. The Tigers captured the win despite having to forfeit two matches from the get-go—No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. Fielding a five-man team, the Tigers roared to victory in the five remaining singles and two doubles matches, downing the Eagles, 7-2.
Danny Boussom and Andrew Carey, MMI's No. 1 doubles team, posted a convincing 8-1 win over their Eagle counterparts, while MMI's No. 2 doubles team of Barry Booth and John Hunter felled their opponents, 8-5.
The Tigers continued their dominant play in singles, capturing all five singles flights. Headlining singles action was Boussom's outstanding play at No. 1 singles. Boussom won both sets handily, 6-1, 6-2. Booth, Polk, Hunter, and Carey swept the remaining singles flights.
The Tigers head to Gadsden, AL, to take on the Gadsden State Community College Cardinals in a 1:00 p.m. match on Saturday, October 22.