Tigu advances in ITA All-American Championships

LOS ANGELES — University of Arkansas Razorback Anouk Tigu captured her first match in pre-qualifying of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships on Saturday.

Tigu zoomed past TCU’s Katariina Touhimma, 6-3, 6-3, before dropping her second-round match to No. 109 Bianca Eichkorn, 6-1, 6-4 from Miami.

In doubles action of pre-qualifying, senior Nanar Airapetian and Tigu lost their lone match at the hands of Southern California’s Maria Sanchez and Alison Ramos, 8-3.

Tigu and Airapetian were both special invites to participate in one of the fall’s most prestigious individual tournaments.

“Today was a solid step forward for Anouk [Tigu],” said Razorback head coach Michael Hegarty. “Everyone in this event is elite and Anouk and Nanar [Airpapetian] will bring plenty of positives home from this experience.

Other Razorbacks, including No. 1 Aurelija Miseviciute and No. 46 Ela Kaluder, will be competing in the qualifying and main draw rounds of the tournament in the upcoming week. Be sure to go to ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM for immediate results regarding Arkansas women’s tennis.