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No. 12 Men's Tennis Opens Up Dual-Match Season
Junior Brett Helgeson enters Sunday's competition ranked 11th nationally in singles action.
 
Junior Brett Helgeson enters Sunday's competition ranked 11th nationally in singles action.

Jan. 18, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The No. 12 Notre Dame men's tennis team opens up its dual-match schedule on Sunday when the Irish play host to both Penn State and Toledo at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. First serve is set at noon against Penn State with the Toledo match set to begin at 6 p.m.

This will be the second time in Notre Dame sport history that the Irish meet up with Penn State. The men are 0-1-1 against the Nittany Lions with the one loss coming under head coach Bobby Bayliss in 1988 (4-5). Overall, Bayliss has a record of 9-9 against Penn State.

It will be the 24th time Notre Dame matches up against Toledo. The Irish hold a dominating record of 22-2 over the Rockets. Bayliss' record remains perfect against Toledo, 4-0, earning his last victory last season, 7-0, on Feb. 4, 2007.

Entering into the spring season, Notre Dame returns five Monogram winners, losing three to graduation. After going 26-4 during the 2006-07 season, the Irish finished ranked 6th and took the BIG EAST Championship. Of that team, three starters return including junior Brett Helgeson who is currently ranked 11th in the nation in singles action.

Sunday's match will open up Penn State's dual-match season as well, while Toledo competes on Saturday to open up their spring competition. The Rockets will match up with Xavier and Wright State before traveling to Notre Dame on Sunday.

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February 5
L, 5-2
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
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February 7
W, 5-2
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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February 7
W, 7-0
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
10:00 AM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 21
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 28
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 3
TBA
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (TBA)
March 6
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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March 11
11:00 AM
Clemson
Clemson, South Carolina (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
March 13
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
March 18
3:30 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 20
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (Snyder Tennis Complex)
March 27
2:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia (Byers Tennis Complex)
April 1
3:30 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 3
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 8
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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April 17
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, North Carolina (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 23
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)
April 24
All Day
ACC Championships
Cary, North Carolina (Cary Tennis Center)

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