||North Carolina State
||Strath Haven HS
2007-08: Tied for first on the team in singles wins after posting an 18-6 spring record... Has 68 career singles wins, seventh all-time in school history ... Won his first six singles matches of the season... Had 10 wins at No. 4, including a win over then No. 125 Sanam Singh from top-ranked Virginia, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (0)... Is third all-time in career doubles wins for NC State with 54 after adding 13 to his record in the spring... Defeated the then No. 50 doubles team from Old Dominion with teammate James McGee... The two also beat the then No. 36 tandem from Miami... Tied for the team lead in singles wins with a 6-8 mark and was second in doubles at 6-7 in the fall ... Won three straight overall between the Southern Intercollegiate and Regional Championships.
2006-07: Was tied for second on the team in singles wins with a 20-8 mark ... Went a combined 8-0 at No. 3 and No. 4 singles and was 9-2 at No. 6 singles ... His 20 wins rank tied for sixth in single season victories ... Won 16 doubles matches, including a 7-2 mark at No. 2 doubles ... Went 4-5 against ACC foes in singles and 2-5 in the ACC ... Led the team with a 5-2 record in singles and a 4-2 mark in doubles during the fall.
2005-06: Collected the match point in both of the Pack’s wins against top-20 powerhouses Kentucky and Clemson ... Posted a 12-5 record for the Pack in his freshman campaign, taking eight victories at No. 6 singles ... Grabbed ACC victories against Michael Reiser (Boston College), Aaron Carr (Maryland) and Paul Koenke (Clemson) ... Won 11 bouts in straight-sets ... Collected 13 doubles victories with three different partners ... Went 7-3 in fall singles and 2-3 in doubles.
PREP: Ranked No. 1 in the USTA Middle-States Section at the end of his high school career ... Earned his first professional points in doubles play on the USTA Pro Circuit ... Competed in multiple futures events all over the United States during high school ... Beat No. 1 seed Mykyta Kryvonos, a professional player on the USTA circuit, in the round of 64 at the 2005 USTA Clay Court Championships ... Twice competed in the doubles championship at the USTA Clay Court Championships, winning the title in 2003 ... Won a team title at Strath Haven High School during his freshman season ... Lettered in tennis and basketball for two years during high school, plus one season of golf.
PERSONAL: Is the son of Nancy Jo Welte ... Full name is Christian Joseph Welte ... Hobbies include bowling, playing frisbee, poker and horseshoes and tending to his pet chinchillas ... Enrolled in First-Year College ... Born 8/21/86.