Women's Tennis

 
Emma Helistén

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland

High School:
Swedish Tennis Academy

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
05/11/1989

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communications (Business minor)

Emma Helistén

Career Note: A three-year letterwinner who has a career singles record of 36-17 and a doubles mark of 30-27.

2011-12: Played in 15 singles matches and nine doubles contests during her junior season...registered a 12-3 singles record, including a mark of 4-1 in dual play, 8-2 in tournament action and 2-0 in C-USA contests...was victorious in her lone matches at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots and was 2-1 at the No. 6 position...ended the season on a strong note with an 8-2 record in her final 10 matches...won her first four dual matches to open the spring...posted a 7-2 doubles record with a 1-0 mark in dual matches and was 6-2 in tournaments and won her lone C-USA match of the spring...teamed with Lindsay Dvorak for a win against Southern Miss at the No. 3 spot...was 6-2 with Emily Dvorak during the fall.

2010-11: Played in 22 singles matches and 20 doubles contests during her sophomore campaign and posted a singles mark of 12-10 and a doubles record of 9-10 with teammate Lindsay Dvorak...played the majority of her matches in singles at the No. 6 spot and was 7-3 in dual play...logged a 3-5 record at the fifth singles position and was 2-2 and the fourth slot...in doubles with Dvorak, the tandem played all 19 dual matches at the No. 2 doubles spot...did not play in any fall tournaments.

2009-10: Played in 29 matches as a true freshman, going 12-14 in singles play and 14-15 in doubles action...ranked fifth on the team in singles wins (12) after going 8-8 in dual-match competition and 4-6 in tournament play...all 16 of her dual matches came in the No. 5 position...had a four-match winning streak from March 20-April 11 and a three-match streak from March 6-17...in doubles, teamed with Lindsay Dvorak to post a 4-2 tournament record and go 8-10 at the No. 2 position during the spring... was 2-3 along with Hila Elster during the tournament season...off the court, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

High School: Attended Akademi Bastad Gymnasium but did not play prep tennis as the school did not sponsor athletics...also attended the Swedish Tennis Academy - an elite school for the country's best tennis players aged 16-22 - where she earned trips to the Junior Olympics in 2005, the International Tennis Federation Yucatan World Cup and ITF International Casablanca Junior Cup in 2006, and both the Copa del Café and Finnish Federation Cup in 2007...ranked as high as No. 287 in the ITF rankings, ranked in the Top 100 among European females under 16 and ranked first in Finland in the 12, 14 and 16 age divisions...in singles action, earned trips to the national championship for girls 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-and-under, the Junior Grand Prix Masters Championship in 2002 and the BMW Cup Interscholar Championship for elementary and lower secondary students...in doubles play, participated in the Finnish National Championships in every age group and ITF tournaments in Montenegro, Turkey and Sweden...also played in the Division I Båstad Malens Tennissällskap and in the Sata-Tennis Finland as part of the Finnish Junior Championship League.

Personal: Majoring in communications with a minor in business...Born Emma Sofia Helistén on May 11, 1989, in Helsinki, Finland...daughter of Kai and Susanne Helistén...has one brother, Axel...a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Tulane 3.0 Club...named a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete.

Helistén's Career Singles Statistics

Year Overall Dual Tour C-USA No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2009-10 12-14 8-8 4-6 3-2 --- --- --- --- 8-8 ---
2010-11 12-10 12-10 0-0 2-1 --- --- --- 2-2 3-5 7-3
2011-12 12-3 4-1 8-2 2-0 --- --- --- 1-0 1-0 2-1
Career 36-17 24-19 12-8 7-3 --- --- --- 3-2 12-13 9-4

Helistén's Career Doubles Statistics

Year Overall Dual Tour C-USA No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2009-10 14-15 8-10 6-5 2-3 --- 8-10 ---
2010-11 9-10 9-10 0-0 1-1 --- 9-10 ---
2011-12 7-2 1-0 6-2 1-0 --- --- 1-0
Career 30-27 18-20 12-7 4-4 --- 17-20 1-0

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