Nico Godsick endured to win perhaps the hallmark singles victory in a pro tennis tournament in his career with his 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 victory of No. 5 seed Peter Bertran of the Dominican Republic in a rain-delayed Thursday first round match at the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships.
Godsick, the son of tennis legend Mary Joe Fernandez and tennis agent Tony Godsick, trailed 7-6, 5-2 and saved a match point before prevailing a match that lasted about three and half hours of match play.
Read of Godsick’s victory by tennis writer Harvey Fialkov in TCPalm.com here: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/sports/tennis/2023/04/27/storms-interrupt-play-at-mardy-fish-tournament-at-timber-ridge/70160447007/
Watch Godsick speak with Randy Walker following his win here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBzmuRK44I
Godsick’s first round doubles match (which has still yet to be played) was rained out on Tuesday afternoon, just after he and partner Aidan Kim won the opening coin toss and his originally scheduled match with Bertran was rained out 45 minutes before start time on Wednesday night. Considering that, it was perhaps no surprise that his second scheduled match on Thursday, a second round match against fellow American Chad Kissell, was postponed due to rain and scheduled for 9 am on Friday.
Friday’s schedule will also feature “King of the Hill” winner James Van Deinse and KOTH runner-up Tyler Rios playing their first round match against Bertran and Lorenzo Claverie of Italy at 4 pm on Court 7.
James Bragg and Ching Wang will play their first round match against Roberto Cid and Sathi Reddy of India. Cid Subervi has to play potentially two singles matches before this doubles match can be given an exact time and court, but mid to late afternoon is likely (weather permitting) but stay tuned to the “@VeroFutures” twitter page and the ITF World Tennis Tour app for updates!
Friday’s full schedule can be found here: https://www.itftennis.com/en/tournament/m15-vero-beach-fl/usa/2023/m-itf-usa-12a-2023/order-of-play/