Men's Tennis duo set for NCAA Singles Championship
AUSTIN, Texas -- Junior Callum Beale (Adelaide, Australia) and freshman Travis Helgeson (Overland Park, Kan.) will compete in the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship on Wednesday, May 25. Beale will face No. 5 seed Ludovic Walter of Duke in the first round at 10 a.m., while Helgeson squares off against No. 6 seed Luben Pampoulov of UCLA at 1 p.m. All times are Central.
Beale, who is No. 48 in the latest ITA national singles rankings, has tallied a 23-13 overall record and a 13-8 mark in dual matches. The singles tournament marks the second meeting this season between Beale and Walter. In their first meeting on March 12, Beale upset Walter 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in a dual match in Austin.
Helgeson is ranked No. 66 nationally by the ITA and has compiled a 24-12 overall record. The freshman has played most of the season at the No. 2 slot in the lineup and is 14-9 in dual matches. This will be the first meeting between Helgeson and Pampoulov.
Texas A&M University will serve as host of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships and all matches will be played at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station. Results and live scoring can be found on the official athletics Web site of Texas A&M at AggieAthletics.com.
2005 NCAA Men's Singles Championship