Oak Hill’s Davis keeps skill in Golden Triangle

Oak Hill Academy’s Jacob Davis has signed to play tennis with The Mississippi University for Women men’s team. (Submitted photo)
Staff Writer

Jacob Davis is keeping his tennis talents inside The Golden Triangle.

After a successful career at Oak Hill Academy in West Point, Davis recently signed a scholarship to take his skill to the Mississippi University for Women men’s program in Columbus.

“I just felt it was a good opportunity for me to stay closer to home,” Davis said. “It was a chance to get an education and my dream to play tennis at another level.”

Davis played four years with the Raiders and qualified to play in the North State Tournament in three of those years. He made two appearances in the State Tournament and won the AA State championship in mixed doubles.

During the recruiting process, Davis took a visit to Blue Mountain and waited for The W and Meridian Community College to come watch him play a match at Oak Hill.

Right before this year’s season was cut short due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Davis had an undefeated record of 2-0 in boys singles with the Raiders.

The W coach Laura Marro did see Davis in action before the season was halted and liked what she saw.

“She said they really wanted me to come over after that and thought I fit the team pretty well,” Davis said. “I just thought about it. I haven’t been able to take a visit (to The W) yet because of the coronavirus, but I just felt this was what was best for me. It was better for my family.”

Davis is the son of Mark and Holli Hill of West Point.