FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Southeastern Conference announced its selections for the All-SEC teams last week and senior Anouk Tigu was given the honor for the third consecutive year. Tigu makes the All-SEC first team for the second straight year after making the second team during her sophomore season.
“To receive All-SEC honors for three consecutive seasons is a true testament to the will to succeed that Anouk has displayed since she arrived in Fayetteville,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “She deserves this honor very much and I’m thrilled she is closing out her collegiate career in such great style.”
Ranked 33rd in the nation in singles by ITA, Tigu has been one of the top players in the nation and in the conference all season long. With a 24-9 record overall and 14-6 in dual play, Tigu has continued to play her best tennis at the end of the season as she takes a six-match winning streak into the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament. Her record is not only one of the best in the nation, but is also good for tops on the team, all from the No. 1 position.
Tigu has spent the entire year ranked in the top-35 of the country and was ranked as high as No. 16 at one point during the season. Her most notable win came against Texas A&M’s Nazari Urbina, who at the time was 17th in the nation. Overall, Tigu has posted nine wins over ranked players.
Tigu and the Razorbacks will continue their season this weekend as they will compete in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with Arkansas as a host school of one of the 16 regionals. The Hogs will face Sacramento State on Saturday at 1 p.m. If the Hogs win that match, they will face the winner of Clemson and Wichita State on Sunday at 1 p.m. All matches of the regional will be played at the Billingsley Tennis Center. For complete coverage of the regional, as well as the Razorbacks run through the tournament, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.