Fishback

Ryan Fishback prepares to deliver the ball back over the net in a singles match vs. Mynderse Academy’s Cody VanEchaute earlier this season.

GENEVA — As his tennis pedigree has flourished, Geneva’s Ryan Fishback has become one of the Northeast’s most sought-after tennis recruits.

In fact, according to tennisrecruiting.net Fishback is the No. 1-ranked rising senior in the country.

Fishback, who will begin his senior year at Geneva High School in September, has given a verbal commitment to attend and play tennis in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Virginia Tech.

Fishback qualifies as a Blue Chip prospect. A Blue Chip prospect is an athlete who is highly targeted for athletics by college athletic programs and are considered to be the best at their sport and are considered to have an immediate impact when they join a team. Out of the Top 100 Blue Chip tennis prospects, Fishback is ranked No. 1 and has the highest winning percentage for players that have played a minimum of 20 matches.

His all-time win percentage is 88 percent and his career record 44-6. The majority of those losses came while he was in his early days of varsity tennis as a seventh- and eighth-grader.

Earlier in the month, Fishback claimed his first New York state championship, defeating Syosset’s Kabir Rajpal at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing.

The Hokies finished the 2019 season with a 16-9 record, falling to Notre Dame in the ACC championship.

Fishback is expected to ink a letter of intent on national signing day in November.

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