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Men's Tennis Signs Rigney To NLI For 2014-15

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: November 25, 2013
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MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State head men's tennis coach Bill Richards announced the signing of Collin Rigney Greensburg, Ind./Greensburg High School.) to a national letter of intent for the 2014-15 season.

"We are pleased Collin has decided to join our program,” said Richards.  “Collin was a First Team All-State player each of the last two years despite playing tennis on a very limited basis. Last summer was the first summer he played tournament tennis. He had always played summer baseball instead. Collin is a great athlete playing four sports at Greensburg High School. Besides baseball and tennis he was a starter on their 2013 State championship basketball team and also lettered in football which he participated in during tennis season splitting time between the two.  I am confident that once Collin dedicates himself to only tennis he will develop into an outstanding player."

Rigney, a four-sport athlete for the Pirates, returned to the state finals in tennis as a senior at the No. 1 singles position after winning two matches in Bloomington.  He finished his senior regular season with a 25-0 record.  Rigney was eliminated in the state quarterfinals after losing a three set match to Yorktown’s Ian Landwehr.  Rigney is currently ranked third in the state out of all the seniors from the 2013-14 class by  In 2010-11, Rigney was a state quarterfinal participant he also was a sectional and regional champion along with earning first team all-district honors and all-state honorable mention honors.  He ended his sophomore season with a 20-2 overall record at the No. 1 singles slot.  As a junior, Rigney was a sectional champion but lost in the regionals.  He was named first team all-District and first team all-state ending that year with a 23-2 ledger.

Rigney is the son of John and June Rigney, June was inducted into the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in February of 2013.  She played high school tennis at Jennings County High School where she amassed a 105-4 record at the No. 1 singles position.  Rigney went on to play at the University of Indianapolis.  From 2002-07, Rigney coached girls high school tennis at Greensburg High School, where she compiled a 72-24 record with three conference and sectional titles.

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