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

Sheeva Parbhu & Brett Helgeson Lead Irish Effort At Mary Davis Memorial Shootout

Jan. 13, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Junior No. 11 Brett Helgeson and senior Sheeva Parbhu were each named to the 2008 Mary Davis Memorial Shootout All-Tournament squad after posting perfect weekends. Parbhu and Helgeson each went 2-0 in singles and the duo captured their only match in doubles.

Helgeson (Overland Park, KS) opened the invitational on Friday with a straight-set victory over Christian Christensen of Ohio State, 6-2, 6-3. He returned on Saturday with another straight-set triumph over the Buckeyes’ Shuhei Uzawa, 6-1, 6-4. Helgeson improved to 15-1 on the year and now stands 69-18 for his career.

Parbhu (Omaha, NE) also picked up a pair of victories. He cruised past Shane Collins of Kentucky, 6-2, 6-2, on Friday before outlasting Balazs Novak of Ohio State, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. He improved to 10-5 on the season and now stands 104-32 for his career.

Helgeson and Parbhu upended Peter Aarts and Scott Bruchman of Michigan, 8-6. The Irish tandem evened their record to 2-2 on the year.

Freshman Stephen Havens (Cincinnati, OH) split his two matches. Havens defeated Andrew Mazlin of Michigan, 7-6, 6-3, on Friday, but dropped his match with Uzawa of Ohio State by an identical score, 7-6, 6-3. He now stands 9-5 on the season.

Havens joined Parbhu for a match on Saturday and the duo got past Aarts and Bruchman of Michigan, 8-4. Havens and Parbhu improved to 3-0 on the year.

Novak and Uzawa of Ohio State were the other two members of the all-tournament team.

Mary Davis Memorial Shoot-OutJanuary 11-13, 2008Eck Tennis Pavilion
Day 1SinglesSheeva Parbhu (ND) def. Shane Collins (Kentucky) 6-2,6-2Brett Helgeson (ND) def. Christian Christensen (Ohio St) 6-2,6-3Stephen Havens (ND) def. Andrew Mazlin (Michigan) 7-6,6-3Balazs Novak (Ohio St) def. Peter Aarts (Michigan) 6-1,6-2Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio St) def. Scott Bruchman (Michigan) 7-6,6-4Connor Roth (Illinois) def. Christian Christensen (Ohio St) 7-5,6-2
DoublesHelgeson/Parbhu (ND) def. Aarts/Bruchman (Michigan) 8-6Novak/Uzawa (Ohio St) def. Havens (ND)/ Collins (Kentucky) 8-4
Day 2SinglesSheeva Parbhu (ND) def. Balazs Novak (Ohio St) 4-6,6-4,6-4Brett Helgeson (ND) def. Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio St) 6-1,6-4Andrew Mazlin (Michigan) def. Connor Roth (Illinois) 6-4,4-6,6-2Peter Aarts (Michigan) def. Christian Christensen (Ohio St) 6-1,6-1Shane Collins (Kentucky) def. Scott Bruckman (Michigan) 7-5,3-6,6-4
DoublesNovak/Uzawa (Ohio St) def Collins (Kentucky)/Roth (Illinois) 8-1Parbhu/Stephen Havens (ND) def Aarts/Bruckman (Michigan) 8-4
Day 3SinglesBalazs Novak (Ohio St) def. Andrew Mazlin (Michigan) 6-1,6-1Shuhei Uzawa (Ohio St) def. Stephen Havens (ND) 7-6,6-3Peter Aarts (Michigan) def. Shane Collins (Kentucky) 6-3,6-0Scott Bruckman (Michigan) def. Christian Christensen (Ohio St) 7-6,6-1
All-Tournament TeamSheeva Parbhu (ND)Brett Helgeson (ND)Balazs Novak (OSU)Shuhei Uzawa (OSU)

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