Ryan Riordan profiles Latrobe tennis player Chad Kissell.
(Photo: Latrobe's Chad Kissell returns a shot against Central Catholic's Adam Blasinsky in the WPIAL tournament. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"A three-sport athlete, Greater Latrobe junior Chad Kissell didn't play as much tennis in the offseason during his freshman and sophomore years as many of the other top players in the area because he was concentrating on golf or basketball.
But this past year, he made a concerted effort to focus on tennis, even while participating in his other two sports. The added work has paid off.
Kissell finished second last week at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament to qualify for the PIAA tournament May 23-24 in Hershey.
"Last year, I wasn't quite focused on tennis," said Kissell, who lives in the Hostetter section of Unity Township."