May 22, 2008
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame junior Brett Helgeson (Overland Park, Kan.) saw his run at the NCAA Men’s Division I Singles Championships come to an end today. Helgeson fell to Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State in straight sets at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa.
Helgeson struggled to keep up with the number three player in the nation, losing the first set 6-3 before falling again in the second set 6-2.
Helgeson sees his season end in the Round of 32. He defeated Chris Clayton of Harvard to reach this point. This followed up a win in the individual tournament of the BIG EAST Championships to earn the bid to Tulsa.
Visit UND.com for continuing coverage of Irish tennis players at the NCAA Championships including the women’s team Kelcy Tefft in the singles tournament and the third-seeded doubles team of Tefft and Brooke Buck in the doubles championships. Live scoring and video of all NCAA Division I Tennis Championship events are available through the University of Tulsa’s official athletics website, www.tulsahurricane.com.