Ronald Powell started playing tennis when he was 12, and by the time he got to MCC, he was already a decorated state, sectional and national high school tournament winner, and had competed for ASU for a year. While at MCC he and the tennis team qualified for the National Junior College Championships, and Ronald was ranked first in the state in men’s singles. He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years of service, including stints in the Vietnam War.
Robert Jacks and Ron Powell were doubles partners at MCC. Together they were undefeated during MCC’s first year of tennis competition in 1965-66. They are among MCC’s first undisputed, undefeated champions.