UA Men's Tennis Assistant Coach Resigns

May 23, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's tennis assistant coach Bob Helmig resigned, Friday to pursue other professional opportunities.

During his seven years with the program, Helmig helped to mold the Wildcats into a perennial contender. With Helmig's assistance, Arizona moved up 30 spots in the national rankings this season alone. The Wildcats started in the No. 62 slot and advanced to the No. 32 ranking on April 16 that helped Arizona earn bid to the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament as well as a No. 2 seed in its bracket.

'I have enjoyed my time here in Arizona,' assistant coach Bob Helmig stated. 'Although I do look forward to pursuing other opportunities.'

Helmig, a 1984 graduate of Hawthorne College in Antrim, N.H., was a two-sport athlete where he excelled in tennis and hockey. While attending Hawthorne College, Helmig occupied the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. Currently, Helmig is a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and U.S. Professional Tennis Registry.

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