State Championships: 1983, 1997, 2000
The Salesianum tennis program has had a very successful run since its inception in 1926.
In its 88 years, the team has played 810 matches with 502 wins, 234 losses and two ties. They have had three state championships since 1970 and had six second place finishes, most recently in 2006. The Salesianum tennis team had an impressive 42-match winning streak from the 1995 season to the 1998 season.
The team was coached by Anthony Wolanski ’65 (Varsity Head Coach, Tennis Coach of the Year – 2008) from 1992 to 2013. Under Coach Wolanski, the team won two state championships (1997, 2000) and was state runner-up five times (1992, 1993, 1996, 2006 and 2008). He was assisted by John Mullarkey.
In the spring of 2013, Alex Matulas’13 won the singles state championship and was named The News Journal Player of the Year.