FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -Arkansas junior Anouk Tigu fell to SMU’s Marta Lesniak 7-5, 6-3 late Tuesday to end her run in the qualifying draw of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships at Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
After playing a tough, three-hour match to defeat Courtney McLane of Alabama 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the opening round, Tigu had a quick turnaround to face Lesniak in the second. Lesniak madefast work of her first-round opponent Monica Arguello of Furman in a 6-2, 6-1 win before taking on Tigu.
"This was an extremely positive experience for Anouk," Arkansas coach Michael Hegarty said. "She played excellent tennis and will be markedly improved from this point on."
Tigu and the rest of the Arkansas women’s tennis team now will focus on training for the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships on Oct. 21-25 in Norman, Okla.