HEUGAS, BAROZ EARN ALL-AMERICAN STATUS WITH UPSET OF FIFTH-RANKED UVA DUO
Their celebration came in the form of earning All-American status with a second straight upset, this time the tandem pummeled UVA's fifth-ranked duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Drew Courtney, 6-2, 7-5 on Friday afternoon on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Entering the NCAA Doubles Championship ranked 63rd, the VCU duo has now taken down the two top-15 tandems in the past two days to reach the Elite Eight, which will get underway on Saturday.
In Friday's match against the Cavaliers, Baroz and Heugas jumped on the lead right out of the gates and easily took the first set, 6-2, before completing the straight set sweep with a 7-5 win in the second.
Heugas and Baroz become the eighth All-Americans in the history of the VCU men's tennis program, the first since Arnaud Le Clorec in 2005.
In order to reach the NCAA Semifinals, Heugas and Baroz will have to beat another top-20 opponent in the form of the 17th-ranked pair of Chris Thiemann and Marcel Thiemann of the University of Mississippi.