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Goshen’s Braeden Gelletich places second in state tennis

Goshen’s Braeden Gelletich made Section 9 history at the state tennis championships this weekend.

Gelletich advanced as far as any section boys player ever in the tournament, becoming the first to make the state finals.

The junior took Commack’s Eddie Liao to the brink for the state championship in a three-set thriller. Liao pulled out the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Sunday. Gelletich finished second in the state.

Gelletich’s record run included knocking off defending champion Stephan Gershfeld of Hewlett 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals. The fourth seed outlasted Mamaroneck’s Maxim Kalinin 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.

Gelletich, who is a fourth out five-star recruit by, is receiving Division I interest.

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