All 16 main draw singles matches as well as five qualifying singles finals make up for a blockbuster Wednesday schedule at the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships at the Vero Beach Tennis & Fitness Club.
Play was again affected by rain Tuesday and caused for play to be eventually cancelled for the day in the mid-afternoon. The final five qualifying finals will be completed at 9:00 am Wednesday, highlighted by Sea Oaks tennis pro Ching Wang playing Benedikt Henning of Germany at the John’s Island Real Estate Bowl. Watch Wang’s post-match interview after his first-round win with Randy Walker here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R71OEMXqEzw
Play on the Stadium Court will begin at 10 am with two-time Mardy Fish finalist and all-time leading Venezuelan Davis Cupper Ricardo Rodriguez takes on Liam Krall of Bronxville, N.Y., who just led SMU to the American Conference title in Orlando on Sunday and who competed in the main draw of the ATP Tour’s Dallas Open earlier this year. The second Stadium Court match will feature No. 3 seed and former Florida Gator Duarte Vale of Portugal, the 2021 Mardy Fish doubles champion who two weeks ago played in the ATP Tour’s Estoril Open with Ben Shelton, will face Matthew Segura of Apopka, Florida, the four-time Mardy Fish “Wild Card” champion and the great nephew of Hall of Famer Pancho Segura.
Top seed and Romanian Davis Cupper Adrian Boitan will play third on Stadium Court against 15-year-old upstart American Kaylan Bigun of West Hollywood, Calif.
The final Stadium Court match will feature No. 5 seed Peter Bertran, a Davis Cup player from the Dominican Republic, facing 18-year-old Nico Godsick, the reigning USTA National Boys’ 18 champion and son of tennis legend Mary Joe Fernandez and famed tennis agent Tony Godsick.
Other matches of interest Wednesday include No. 2 seed and former Florida Gator Andres Andrade of Ecuador taking on 42-year-old former Stanford standout Ryan Haviland in the third match on the John’s Island Bowl, following the match there featuring 18-year-old Florida Gator commit Aidan Kim against former University of Miami standout Dan Martin.
Roy Horovitz, a 15-year-old main draw wild card, will play a qualifier on a court and time to be assigned.
Doubles will not be played until Thursday.
The full schedule for Wednesday can be found here: https://www.usta.com/content/dam/usta/2023-pro-circuit/20230424_verobeach_m15/OP.pdf
Read the coverage of Tuesday’s action here: https://tennisverobeach.com/index.php/2023/04/26/rain-makes-tuesday-a-good-day-for-fish-at-mardy-fish-tennis/