Brandon Briganti is an eighth grader at Albuquerque’s Desert Ridge Middle School. At 14, he is a standout junior player – He is ranked in the 14-and-unders in the USTA Southwest. He played Junior Team Tennis and played in the nationals in South Carolina. He’s been part of Desert Ridge’s championship middle school team for three years. In March, he served as a ballboy for more than a week at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, considered by some tennis followers to be a fifth major tournament.