Friday, December 10, 2021

NorCal's Quinn advances to Orange Bowl doubles semis

   Nicholas Godsick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Ethan Quinn of Fresno, Calif. defeated Ryan Colby of Alexandria, Va. and Dinko Dinev of Bulgaria 6-2, 7-6 (5) today in the boys 18-and-under quarterfinals on clay in the Orange Bowl in Plantation, Fla.
   Quinn, No. 1 in the national combined standings, and Colby, No. 3, have signed to play at Georgia and USC, respectively.
   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 scheduled to play Juan Carlos Prado Angelo of Bolivia and Cooper Williams, a Harvard commit from Greenwich, Conn., in another matchup of unseeded teams.
   Prado Angelo and Williams eliminated unseeded Nishesh Basavareddy, a Stanford commit from Basking Ridge, N.J., and Aidan Kim of Milford, Mich., 6-4, 6-3. Basavareddy and Kim had ousted top-seeded Bruno Kuzuhara of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Mili Poljicak of Croatia in the second round.
   In other junior news, Emon van Loben Sels of Sacramento, Calif., has verbally committed to UCLA. Van Loben Sels is ranked 14th in the class of 2023 by

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