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Goshen High School Tennis Star Brings Home USTA National Tournament Win


Fresh off his run to the state championship match last month,

Goshen High School’s Braeden Gelletich won a high-level

United States Tennis Association (USTA) 18-and-under national

tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Monday, July 3 rd .

 

Gelletich, the seventh seed, defeated Callum Markowitz of

White Plains 6-0, 2-6, 10-0 (tiebreaker) in the championship.

Gelletich had never beaten Markowitz before the Chattanooga

showdown. He also finished fourth place with Markowitz in the

doubles draw at Chattanooga.


“This win definitely gives me confidence because I was playing

in an older age group against some really good competition,”

Gelletich, 16, said. “I think the key for me was my

groundstrokes and outlasting my opponents with my

conditioning because it was very hot in Tennessee. It was a great

tournament for me heading into the clay court season and I hope

to build on this.”

 

Last month, Gelletich became the first Section 9 player to reach

the New York State Public High School Athletic Association

(NYSPHSAA)boys’ tennis championships, losing to

Commack’s Eddie Liao 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the championship.

Gelletich’s run to the state final culminated the most dominant

performance by a boys’ singles player in Section 9 history.

 

Gelletich is being recruited by several Division I colleges and

will be making visits in the next few months. His next two

summer tournaments will be the USTA Clay Nationals in Delray

Beach, Fla. on July 9 th and the USTA Hard Court Nationals in

Kalamazoo, Michigan on Aug. 4 th .

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