Rigby’s win in a three-set No. 1 singles match clinched a 4-3 victory over No. 46 Drake last Saturday.
Three men’s and two women’s tennis players were recognized by the MVC for their academic achievements.
SIU will play three SWAC opponents and Troy. It will be the first meetings in school history for all teams.
Alex Pozo clinched the win with a victory at No. 5 singles
The 7-0 victory marked SIU's third shutout in a row
Senior Jonny Rigby was recognized at SIU's final home match of the 2015-16 season.
Photo gallery from SIU's 5-2 win over Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 20, 2016.
The Salukis swept Eastern Illinois at the 2015 SIU Fall Classic.
Earned a spot on the MVC All-Conference team...Played all singles matches at the No. 1 spot, finishing 13-6...Finished 20-9 overall in singles play...17-10 overall in doubles play...9-3 with doubles partner Michal Kianicka...8-7 with Szymon Opieczonek...ITA All-Academic Team member...Named to the MVC Honor Roll.
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.
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.