Junior Brett Helgeson improved his record to 15-1 in singles with a pair of victories this weekend.

Helgeson Falls Short Of ITA Midwest Region Final

Oct. 22, 2007

Minneapolis, Minn. – Notre Dame junior Brett Helgeson’s 19-match winning streak and thrilling run to the ITA Midwest Region semifinals ended on Monday. Helgeson (Overland Park, KS) lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, to ninth-ranked and third-seeded Ryan Rowe of Illinois.

Helgeson would have earned an automatic berth into the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships (Nov. 1-4) with a victory over Rowe, but the junior could still earn an at-large bid.

Helgeson now stands 12-1 on the season and 66-19 for his career.

Helgeson finished the weekend with a 4-1 mark, including a thrilling victory over top-seeded and second-ranked Steven Moneke of Ohio State.

NCAA Men’s Tennis
ITA Midwest Region IV Men’s Tournament
Oct. 18-22, 2007
University of Minnesota Baseline Tennis Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

Singles (Semifinals)
#9 [3] Ryan Rowe (Illinois) def. #66 [9] Brett Helgeson (ND); 6-1, 6-4

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