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
#9  Ryan Rowe (Illinois) def. #66  Brett Helgeson (ND); 6-1, 6-4
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