Order on the court

Order on the court

MERIDIAN- Plans are on the drawing board for a new tennis complex on the MCC campus, with funds raised through the MCC Foundation. "Building this will be a tremendous growth opportunity for MCC's tennis program," said Wanda McPhail.

McPhail, who retired in 2018 after serving 20 years as coach of the MCC Eagles Tennis Teams, was an inductee in both the Mississippi Junior College Sports Hall of Fame and the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame. During her tenure, McPhail's teams captured 22 NJCAA Region 23 championships — 11 each for the men's and women's programs.

College officials agree building the complex would be a recruitment tool as well as an asset to the community.

"The MCC Foundation is looking forward to this project. The new complex will add value to the College, provide a place to host tournaments and other events from around our region and provide state of the art facilities for our students," said Leia Hill, vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the MCC Foundation.

"We have a history of excellence in tennis at MCC; I think this will help keep that tradition alive," Hill said.

"I'm excited that it's being discussed, and I'm willing to help," McPhail said of the proposed project.

To give to this campaign or for more information, contact the MCC Foundation or visit www.meridiancc.edu/giving - designate to the MCC Tennis Complex.