Three Salukis finished undefeated, No. 1 doubles duo Rigby and Kianicka advance to 7-1 on the season.
After two consecutive ITA tournaments, the team returns home for its second-to-last fall tournament.
Rigby beat players from three nationally ranked schools last week at the ITA Central Regional tournament.
Saluki doubles duo Rigby and Kianicka finished with two upsets to advance to the round of 16.
Jonny Rigby will play in the main draw while five other Salukis will attempt to qualify
2013-14: Finished the season as part of the MVC's only No. 1 undefeated doubles team with Michal Kianicka...Went 22-7 overall, 13-4 in duals and 9-3 in tournaments in doubles play with Kianicka...The duo beat two ranked doubles teams in their 22-7 run...Earned All-Conference at No. 1 doubles...Garnered All-Select team recognition in singles play at No. 1...Finished the season 19-11 overall in singles...Named to the MVC Scholar Athlete first team.
2012-13: Led the team in singles wins with a 17-8 record including a 6-0 finish in conference play... Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference team selection...Held a 10-9 doubles record with partner Badr Cherradi... The duo finished with a 4-1 conference record earning All-Conference accolades at the No. 2 doubles position.
Prior to SIU: A four-sport athlete in high school and at Winstanley College in badminton, soccer and cross country, in addition to tennis...Played with former world No. 4 player Tim Henman as an eight-year-old in a promotional event...Ranked No. 1 singles player in Lancashire county and the No. 6 singles player in all of England in the under-18 division rankings by LTA/AEGON (Source)...Advanced to the final 16 at Wimbledon in the national "Road to Wimbledon" 14-and-under tournament...Played on the same Lancashire county team with Liam Broady, who is the third ranked junior in the world by the International Tennis Federation.
Personal: Born July 19, 1994...Son of David and Karen Rigby...His mother Karen is a diagnostic radiographer...Has one sister, Caitlin...His grandfather, Geoff Lyon, was a professional rugby player for the Wigan Warriors of the English Rugby League.
|Saturday, Jan 17|
|Men's Tennis||Knoxville, Tenn.||2:30 PM|
|Sunday, Jan 18|
|Men's Tennis||Knoxville, Tenn.||12:00 PM|
|Monday, Jan 19|
|Men's Tennis||Knoxville, Tenn.||6:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb 6|
|Men's Tennis||Clarksville, Tenn.||4:00 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 14|
|Men's Tennis||Chicago, Ill.||6:30 PM|
|Sunday, Feb 15|
|Men's Tennis||Valparaiso, Ind.||12:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb 20|
|Men's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||12:00 PM|