Tigu takes on Zsilinzska in first round

ATHENS, GA. — University of Arkansas junior Anouk Tigu (23-10) will play Reka Zsilinszka (29-11) of Duke in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships, the NCAA announced today.

This will be the first time the two-time All-SEC honoree has competed in the singles tournament and will look to make big strides in only her third year of competition.

Tigu is currently ranked No. 29 in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and will face the Blue Devil, Zsilinszka, who is ranked No. 34 by ITA. Riding a 12-match win streak, Zsilinszka has been a consistent leader for Duke from the one through three positions. She also competed in last year’s tournament where she advanced to the round of 16 before falling to the No. 1 seed.

Tigu comes into the tournament with a 15-9 dual match record and has won five of her last six matches that have been completed. This will be the first meeting between Tigu and Zsilinszka.

First serve for tomorrow’s match is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Dan McGill Tennis Center in Athens, Ga. Live scoring of all matches of the tournament is available at http://www.itatennis.com/Events/DivisionINCAAChampionships.htm.

For complete coverage of Tigu’s play in the singles tournament and continuing coverage of the Razorback women’s tennis team, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Download: 2010 Women’s Singles Bracket.pdf