AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): One of three returning letterwinners from 2009 and the lone upperclassmen, Tigu entered the fall with a No. 59 singles ranking by ITA. By virtue of her ranking, Tigu earned a spot in the qualifying singles flight at the 2009 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in California, where she defeated Alabama's Courtney McLane 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round. Tigu won her flight at the Razorback Classic with a 6-1, 6-0 victory Tulsa's Alexandra Kichoutkin. She also entered the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships as the No. 1 seed in singles and advanced to the quarterfinals. Tigu finished the fall with a 9-2 singles record. In doubles, Tigu was 8-1 with partner Claudine Paulson. The duo was the No. 1 seed at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championship and advanced to the finals, which they lost to the Oklahoma duo of Ana-Maria Constantienscu and Teona Tsertsvadze. In the spring, Tigu picked up right where she left off at the No. 1 singles position for the Razorbacks. At that spot, she accumulated a 23-10 record with wins over nine ranked opponents. Tigu, herself, climbed the singles rankings throughout the season finishing 29th in the nation. Tigu was also selected to play in the NCAA Singles Tournament at the end of the year and advanced to the second round with a win over Duke's Reka Zsilinska, 7-5, 6-2. Her best tennis was played at the end of the season where she won her last six of eight matches.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09):
Carrying her freshman success into her sophomore campaign, Anouk Tigu posted another 20+ win season in 2008-09, finishing the season 22-7 overall and 10-5 in dual play, all in the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup. Ranked as high as No. 66 during the season, Tigu's standout singles victories came against then-ranked No. 35 Alex Haney of Auburn and her match-clinching win over Vanderbilt's Keilly Ulery, giving the Razorbacks the upset win. In doubles, Tigu and partner Nanar Airapetian won the ITA Central Region Doubles Championship and finished the season with an overall record of 22-12. The duo started the spring season ranked No. 8 in the nation and their list of victories included then-ranked No. 3 Amanda Granson and Melissa Mang of Duke and teammates Aurelija Miseviciute and Ella Kaluder who were ranked No. 10 at the time.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08):
To begin the 2008 spring season, Tigu established herself as an up and coming star in the Razorback women's tennis program. She was honored twice in her first three weeks of play as the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Week. Although Tigu's Razorback career began with a bang, one of her most valuable contributions to the team came during the NCAA Championships. Against No. 2 ranked Georgia, Tigu clinched the Razorbacks' first ever birth into the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. Not only did she get it done in singles play during the 2008 season, but she combined for an incredible 20-4 record in doubles action.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS:
Tigu caught the Arkansas coaching staff's attention by establishing herself as one of the top junior players in The Netherlands. At the ages of 12, 14 and 16, Tigu was the number one ranked player in her country, including a national championship at the age of 16. At the age of 18, she took her game to the international level as Tigu earned an ITF top 45 ranking and was accepted to Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the junior division.
Anouk Tigu's tennis experience goes back to when she was five years old. Born on Oct. 26, 1989 to Luc and Joke Tigu, Tigu began learning tennis from her father, a tennis coach, and her older brother Sabin.