With action at the Las Vegas Challenger heating up, we take a closer look at Aidan McHugh, a dark horse making his way through the tournament. He completed another career milestone at the event and is a player to watch on the Challenger Tour.

Here are three things to know to get up to speed about the 21-year-old:

1. Scottish Legacy

McHugh is following the path that Andy Murray laid for Scottish tennis players. Born in Glasgow, the 21-year-old is a client of Murray's sports management firm, alongside fellow United Kingdom players Harriet Dart and Katie Swan. McHugh lives and breathes his Scottish heritage, attending college and training in Glasgow.


2. Semifinalist at the Boys' 2018 Australian Open

McHugh's success started early in his career. The Scot reached the semifinals of the boys' singles draw at the 2018 Australian Open. The third round was especially impactful, defeating the No. 14 seed - Ondřej Štyler - in straight sets. He eventually lost to No. 6 seed Tseng Chun-hsin.


3. First Top 100 Win

This week, McHugh achieved another career milestone by defeating his first Top 100 opponent. Competing at the Las Vegas Challenger, McHugh defeated the No. 1 seed - Steve Johnson - in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, who is ranked No. 88 in the world. This is, by far, the biggest win of McHugh's career. He will take on Stefan Kozlov in the Round of 16 on Thursday.