Player Profile: Chris Battiste


Name: Chris Battiste

Grade: 11

Sport: Tennis

Fun Facts:

  • Played 3 doubles with my senior brother Mike Battiste during my freshman year
  • One of his hobbies is playing Spike Ball
  • He has a golden doodle named Shadow

What is your favorite part of junior year and why? 

“My favorite part junior year is how we’re all upperclassmen. It gives us a sense of adulting and opens many doors to new opportunities.”

What is your favorite pre-game snack?

“One of my favorite pre-game snacks are Welch’s Fruit Snacks. I’ve eaten them for a while now, and it has kind of become a tradition.”

What is your favorite part about the Ranger tennis program?

“My favorite thing about the team is our upperclassmen. We have great senior leadership that brings the team very close and gives us the upper hand on a lot of other programs.”

What are some of your hopes for the season? 

“We are looking long term and have a shot at bringing home the state championship this year. We fell very short last year, but we are looking to come back and get it this year.”

Who is your inspiration for tennis?

“The last State Champion for FHC was Connor Genschaw, and he is my biggest inspiration. He had an amazing talent but possessed great team spirit and had a genuine love for the game.”