Hopkins Duo Ousted in NCAA Doubles Semifinals
The Johns Hopkins senior duo of Jacob Barnaby and Warren Elgort lost in a three-set thriller on Saturday morning in the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship at the Cary Tennis Center. The pair finishes the season with a record of 12-7 in doubles and All-America honors. Barnaby also finishes as the all-time leader in doubles wins in Johns Hopkins' tennis history, male or female, with 91.
Barnaby and Elgort (pictured) won a tight first set, 7-6 (5), over Luis Rattenhuber and Austin Chafetz of Amherst. The duo from Amherst got one break in the second set and held on for a 6-4 win to force a third and deciding set. The third set went much the same way, with the teams trading a couple of breaks. Rattenhuber and Chafetz led 5-4 on the changeover with Barnaby serving coming out of the break. The pair from Amherst was able to break serve to take the set and the match. Rattenhuber and Chafetz would go on to win the NCAA Doubles Championship in three sets.
Barnaby finishes his career with a doubles record of 91-22 (.805) to boast the most doubles wins in program history. His win percentage ranks second in school history, while his 134 total wins ranks fourth. Elgort wraps up his career with a doubles record of 63-26 (.707), a singles mark of 64-26 (.711) and a combined record of 127-52 (.709). In JHU history, he ranks third in singles, fifth in doubles and fifth in total wins. They are the first Johns Hopkins doubles team to make the NCAA Semifinals. Barnaby is also the first player to earn All-America honors in doubles twice.