The Saint Stanislaus Rock-A-Chaws / Our Lady Academy Crescents are the MHSAA Class 3A Tennis Champions of 2023! The team defeated Booneville High School 6 courts to 1. Cole Bryant won singles 6-3, 7-5, Evan Noel and Bobby Hebert won doubles 7-6, 6-2. Alston Davidson and his partner won mixed doubles 6-3, 7-5. Congratulations to Coach Garman and the entire team on a terrific season.

In the individual team performances, Cole Bryant defeated Finn Tarver of St. Andrews to win the Individual MHSAA Class 3A State Singles Tennis Championship. The Doubles Tennis State Championship was an all-SSC match with Bobby Hebert and Evan Noel defeating Noah Lemmon and Jack Farr making the Rocks the State Champions and the Runners up in that event.

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.

As of 1998, the MHSAA allowed Saint Stanislaus and Our Lady Academy teams to compete together, giving both squads a chance at a state championship.

Tennis is a popular sport at Saint Stanislaus, with our teams taking part in interscholastic competitions in the spring. Our team includes players from Our Lady Academy. The combined tennis team plays against many of the strongest public and private high schools in the region. Both singles and doubles are played by team members.