Pauline Helgesson
Pauline Helgesson
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: Tranås, Sweden
High School: Holavedsgymnasiet
Major: Business Administration

Went 10-4 on the year overall in singles play and 4-1 in Sunshine State Conference action... Had a record of 1-1 at the No. 3 flight at No. 4 singles 4-1 at No. 5 another record of 4-1 and at No. 6 a 1-1 record... In doubles play Helgesson was even more impressive posting a record of 17-5 with a 6-4 mark in SSC play... She played 13 of her 22 matches at No. 1 doubles with three different partners with a record of 10-3... At the No. 2 doubles position she put up a record of 7-2 with partner Laura Kemkes. Her strong play throughout the season was a major contribution to the Lions playoff push eventually reaching the Final Four in the NCAA DII National Championship Tournament.

Was 11-11 on the year overall and 4-4 in Sunshine State Conference play…Was 2-1 at No. 1 singles, 6-9 at No. 2, a perfect 3-0 at No. 3 and 0-1 at No. 4 singles…Posted a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) win over Florida Southern’s Magda Riutort on 04/29/13, who was ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 3 in the south region…Finished the season ranked No. 17 in the south region in doubles (Maria Benkirane)…Was 17-7 in doubles play and 5-2 in SSC competition…Posted a 10-5 mark in No. 1 doubles and a 7-2 record at No. 2 doubles…Went 6-4 in her last 10 doubles matches to end the season. 

Attended Holavedsgymnasiet in Tranas, Sweden…Won eight Swedish Champion medals…Also was a member of Linkopings Tennis Club…At Linkopings was ranked 14th as a junior and 35th as a senior in Sweden…Coached by Mats Persson.

Born July 28 in Jönköping, Sweden…Business Administration major… Daughter of Tomas and Maria Helgesson… Her focus is centered on her sport as she lists her only hobby as tennis…Her career goal is to be the best she possibly can at everything…Names her positive outlook and her hatred of losing as her best assets to the team…Names female tennis standout Maria Sharapova as her favorite athlete...Names Paris Saint-Germain as her favorite team (mainly because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic)…Chose Saint Leo because of the beautiful campus and the prospect of competing with a good tennis team.