Tennis: Former TU player in Australian Open
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/14/13 at 3:36 AM
Former Tulsa men's tennis standout Arnau Brugues will compete in the Australian Open, which began Monday.
Brugues, a native of Barcelona, Spain, won three matches in the qualifying draw to reach the main singles draw where he was scheduled to face Feliciano Lopez (ranked No. 42 in the world) later Monday.
The winner of the Brugues-Lopez match will face either Viktor Troicki or No. 31 Radek Stepanek in the second round.
Brugues, a 2009 Tulsa graduate, is the only Golden Hurricane tennis player to earn a No. 1 national singles ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. He also is the program's only four-time All-American and holds school records in career singles victories with 116 and single-season triumphs with 44 during his senior campaign.