I could be wrong, but if Nick wins his next match he'll become the first player from the '93, '94 or 95 generation to have reached a futures finals. The last player I can remember reaching a Challenger final under the age of 18 is Tomic.
I'm sure you mean " to reach a Challenger
Pity he did not make it, but good week for Nick anyway, beating some quality players anyway. Will be great following his career.
Interesting to note that Jonesie, who Nick knocked over in the QF, reached the final of the first Challenger he ever played, in Burnie in 2007, having just turned 18 that week.