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Rigby becomes all-time doubles wins leader

(DailyEgyptian.com file photo of Jonny Rigby)

(DailyEgyptian.com file photo of Jonny Rigby)

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

Saluki men’s tennis senior Jonny Rigby became the all-time SIU leader in doubles wins after he and junior Michal Kianicka won 8-6 against a pairing from Wichita State on Saturday.

With the 56th doubles win of his career Rigby passed former teammate Brandon Florez on the all-time list. 

“It means a lot, it shows that I’m doing something right,” Rigby said. “When you get recognized for all the work you put it in, it’s a good position to be in.”

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Kianicka has moved to No. 3 all-time with 49 doubles wins, six behind Florez. 

Rigby and Kianicka are also in position to become the all-time leaders in doubles team wins. They currently have 38, which is No. 2 all-time. The all-time leading team of Fabiano Ramos and Mickey Maule have 44 match wins, set in 1989. 

Brent Meske can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @brentmeskeDE. 

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