Matthew is from Statesville NC and has worked with Jason Little for many years and grew up playing tennis at the Statesville Country Club and Caldwell Park Tennis Centers. He discovered the sport at a young age, after his baseball team disbanded, and began competing in tournaments by the age of 10. In junior and high school competition, Matthew clinched the 2015 NCISAA State Championships for the Statesville Christian Men's Tennis Team, won the 2013 Tennessee Jr. State Open Championships, took first place in the 2017 A.C.E. International Tournament, and rose to #16 in the NC USTA rankings. Matthew is currently playing NCAA Tennis for Lees-McRae College where he is studying EMS Management and Wilderness Medicine.