SIU finished 15-0 in the final tournament of the fall against Eastern Illinois
Salukis went 2-2 in doubles at the ITA Central Regional today
SIU enters the regional tournament with an overall singles record of 32-18
The Champaign Challenger is a USTA event that will pit the Salukis against a field of collegiate and pro players.
SIU finished 4-4 overall at the ITA All-American
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.