Boys and Girls Tennis Teams Are State Runners-Up
STJ Varsity Boys and Girls competed in the 4A AHSAA Tennis State Tournament in Decatur, AL on April 21-22. With strong performances by all players, both the boys and girls teams were awarded State Runner-Up trophies.
Second only to UMS-Wright out of Mobile, the boys competed against ten Alabama High School teams. Mason Blackwell (Line 1 Singles) and Aaron Skier (Line 3 Singles) were both awarded State Championship Titles. Stephen Sadie (Line 2 Singles) was a State Finalist. Channy Blackwell and Aaron Skier (Line 3 Doubles) were awarded the State Championship Title.
Again, second only to UMS-Wright, the girls competed against the same Alabama high school teams to claim the title of State Runner-Up. Cassie Sadie & Clayton Waring (Line 2 Doubles) were awarded the State Championship title. Ellyn Livings/ Charlsie Rampy (Line 1 Doubles) and Annie Sparrow /Scottlyn Patterson (Line 3 Doubles) were all State Finalists as well. In singles, Cassie Sadie (Line 1), Ellyn Livings (Line 4) and Annie Sparrow (Line 6) were all State Finalists.
STJ Seniors, Michael Azar, Duncan Blackwell, Ellyn Livings, Scottlyn Patterson, Charlsie Rampy, and Ricardo Rios concluded their last year of high school tennis with a winning season and a great showing at state. The girls secured STJ’s first Team Runner-Up Title and the boys brought home their third Team Runner Up Title in three years!