|High School:||Lincoln Park HS|
Competed in 11 singles matches and 14 doubles matches as a senior for the Kingsmen… Went 7-4 overall in singles, 3-3 in conference play and 6-2 at home… Opened the spring undefeated in his first five matches… Finished 12-2 in doubles, 8-2 in conference play and 10-2 against regional opponents… Kicked off the season with nine consecutive victories at the No. 2 doubles spot, primarily with teammate Jake Haffner… Upset the No. 12-ranked Redlands doubles team on April 12 to close the season
At the Ojai 118th Annual Tournament, he won the independent college singles and then combined with Joshua Legardy to win the Independent College Doubles…competed in 10 duals for the Kingsmen…played in the No. 1 and 2 singles spots…Recorded three wins, including two in the SCIAC…competed in 12 duals for doubles and competed in all three doubles spots…won four doubles matches, including one in conference play…only played the second half of the season due to injury…inducted into the Scholar Athlete Society for the second time.
Earned Second Team All-SCIAC…made an immediate impact in his first season playing at CLU…competed at No. 1 and 2 singles over the year…compiled nine overall singles wins, including a six-game win streak to conclude the season…faced and defeated many ranked players throughout the spring…added 10 wins at No. 1 Doubles with partner Dara Kashani…inducted into the CLU Scholar-Athlete Society for the first time.
Attended Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. from 2015-2016.
Southern Illinois University
Played one year of tennis at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
Lincoln Park High School
Graduated in 2014 from Lincoln Park HS in Chicago, Ill…played three years of varsity tennis.
Full name: Ransom Braaten…born Oct 9, 1996 in Chicago Ill.…parents are Cheryl and Kris…has two siblings, Lennon and Bergen…chose CLU for the education and opportunity to go to California…currently majoring in economics with aspirations to coach tennis at a high level.
Movie(s): Comedy and Action
Music: Kygo, EDM
Food: Sushi, Italian
Sport (Other): Football, Ultimate Frisbee
Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Pro Athlete: Novak Djokovic
Magazine: Tennis Magazine
TV Show: The Office
Super Hero: Batman
Video Game: FIFA 16
Quote: “Work hard today, don’t regret it tomorrow.”
Hobbies/ Special Talents: Can ride a motorcycle
If he could visit anywhere it would be: Australia to watch the Australian Open