Tennis

The Saint Stanislaus Rock-A-Chaws / Our Lady Academy Crescents won the 2020-21 district Division 8-4A title. The team finished with an overall record of 8 – 2. The boys doubles team of Nour and Omar Tayara and the girls doubles team of Jacqueline and Nathalia Mossy advanced to the individual state tournament.

In 1914, dirt tennis courts were completed on the Saint Stanislaus campus. In 1932 Brother Cornelius Keohane coached SSC’s first tennis team to play other schools and enter the Gulf Coast regional contest. Brother Julian Gibbens coached the tennis team to an undefeated season and its first regional championship in 1941.

Between 1968 and 1979, the Rocks compiled a regular season record of 105-3. And in 1979, brothers Tommy ’79 and Pat Wild ’80 combined to win the state title in boys’ doubles, the first state title for Saint Stanislaus. Coach Myron Labat took over the tennis team in 1986 and led his teams to six division titles and to state team titles in 1989 and 1999. Saint Stanislaus state champions included Philip Pratt ’91; Myron Labat Jr ’91, ’92, ’93; Craig Christopher ’92; Rodrigo Hernandez 93; Scott Wallace ’97 ’98; Philip Marino ’97, ’98; Garrett Mann ’98; and Michael Carter ’01.

In 1998, the MHSAA allowed the Saint Stanislaus team to combine with Our Lady Academy team and compete in the Class 4A level which equally gave both squads the opportunity to compete for a state title against other coed squads.

We have a large and popular tennis program at Saint Stanislaus, with teams taking part in interscholastic contests in the spring. We play matches against many of the strongest private and public high schools in the area. Team members play both singles and doubles. Our program is combined with the ladies of Our Lady of Academy. We are confident that the training they receive enhances their candidacy to compete to spots in to strong university programs.