RICHMOND, Va. – Before even playing a single match together, junior Joseph Cohen and senior Nick Jones have already gained recognition by the ITA.
The English duo who are expected to lead the VCU men's tennis team this year earned a spot in the ITA Top-50 doubles preseason rankings, which came out this week.
Jones finished last year ranked in the top-40 alongside then-senior Alexis Heugas. The pair finished 14-4 last spring and made a run to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship in May.
Cohen comes to VCU after a standout 2012-13 season at Eastern Washington. The London, England native earned a top-100 ranking with the Eagles after going 14-3 in singles action, including winning his final 12 matches of the spring. He was named the Co-MVP of the Big Sky Conference.
VCU opens it 2014-15 season this upcoming weekend at the Fab 4 Invitational on the campus of Duke University.