April 1, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- UAB senior Chris Helliar has been named the Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Helliar, from Bournemouth, England, is No. 80 in the country in the latest ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) singles rankings. He went 4-0 in singles last week and 3-1 in doubles (with Mitchell Martell) while playing the No. 1 position in both for the Blazers.
Helliar improved his record in dual singles matches to 12-5 and his overall mark to 28-7. He now has a record of 13-4 in doubles in dual matches.
Helliar's performance helped the Blazers to three wins in four matches last week. UAB (11-7) has now won seven of the past nine matches.
This is Helliar's first C-USA Athlete of the Week honor this season. He was named the conference's Athlete of the Month last October.