Saturday, December 11, 2021

Fresno's Quinn reaches Orange Bowl 18s doubles final

   Unseeded Nicholas Godsick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Ethan Quinn, a University of Georgia signee from Fresno, Calif., edged Juan Carlos Prado Angelo of Bolivia and Cooper Williams, a Harvard commit from Greenwich, Conn., 3-6, 7-5 [11-9] today in the boys 18-and-under semifinals on clay in the Orange Bowl in Plantation, Fla.
   Godsick's mother, Mary Joe Fernandez, won consecutive Orange Bowl singles titles in the 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s (1982-85). A former top-five player in singles and doubles as a professional, Fernandez works as a tennis commentator for ESPN. Godsick's father, Tony Godsick, is Roger Federer's agent.
   Godsick and Quinn, last year's doubles champions in the 16s, are set to face seventh-seeded Edas Butvilas of Lithuania and Abedallah Shelbayh, a University of Florida freshman from Jordan.
   Butvilas and Shelbayh, opponents in this year's Wimbledon boys doubles final, topped sixth-seeded Aleksander Orlikowski and Olaf Pieczkowski of Poland 6-7 (9), 6-2 [10-3].
   Orlikowski and Pieczkowski defeated Butvilas and Shelbayh in the quarterfinals of last week's Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla., en route to the title.
   In the Wimbledon boys doubles final, Butvilas and Alejandro Manzaneras Pertusa of Spain beat Daniel Rincón of Spain and Shelbayh 6-3, 6-4. Both teams were unseeded.

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