Greater Latrobe sophomore Chad Kissell qualified for the PIAA Class AAA tournament in golf last October, then gave the Wildcats senior-laden basketball team valuable minutes off the bench during the winter.
But right now is his favorite sports season.
Kissell won his second consecutive Class AAA Section 1 singles tennis tournament title last week.
"Tennis is my favorite," Kissell said. "I've been playing it basically my whole life."
Kissell comes from a tennis family.
His mother, Kim, is an assistant coach for the Saint Vincent College women's tennis team. Chad's three older sisters, meanwhile, have all gone on to play collegiate tennis.
The oldest, Michaela, won both the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA singles titles three years in a row from 2003-05. She went on to play at Miami (Fla.) and Marshall.
Joelle won the 2008 WPIAL Class AAA singles title and the 2009 PIAA Class AAA singles championship. She is the No. 1 singles player at North Carolina State.
Stacia was a WPIAL semifinalist her senior season last year and now plays at Western Carolina.
"It's a great family, that's for sure," said Jon Mains, who coaches both the girls and boys tennis teams at Latrobe.
Chad Kissell started playing at the age of 5, but said he didn't play against his sisters very often when he was younger.
"I had a pretty bad temper and they would beat me, so I didn't play them often," Kissell said. "But now that I'm older, I'm starting to get them."
Kissell made quite a first impression at the high school level last season, winning the section title in three sets against Penn-Trafford's Cullen Price.
Kissell again squared off against Price in the section championship last week, but it was much less competitive. Kissell lost only two points, 6-2, 6-0.
"That was the best I've seen him play," Mains said.
The two biggest differences for Kissell this season are health and power. Kissell banged up his knee in basketball season as a freshman, which caused him to have to wear a knee brace for much of the tennis season.
Without the brace this season, his mobility has improved.
Kissell also went through a growth spurt, going from 5 feet 9 to 6-1, which in turn has increased his power.
He also has the same competitive spirit as his sisters.
"One thing is for certain -- he wants to win," Mains said. "That's how his sisters were. He's very competitive and wants to win every single point."
Although he came up short at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament Monday, losing in the quarterfinals to top-seeded Adam Blasinsky of Central Catholic, he would like to someday equal his golf feat of making the PIAA tournament.
"It would be great," Kissell said. "The golf path was a little easier, because they take 12 out of 24 people and tennis only takes the top two. So it's a lot harder and would be a greater accomplishment."