The Tennessee tennis team added a fifth freshman to its roster on Monday with the arrival of Norway’s Trym Nagelstad.
Nagelstad was the top-ranked junior player in Norway in both the 16- and 18-year-old divisions. The freshman from Olso comes to Tennessee having won multiple national titles and an ITF doubles title in Moldova.
“Trym has a real desire to be a great tennis player,” Tennessee coach Sam Winterbotham said. “He has a real eagerness to learn. In talking to him, you know he cannot wait for this opportunity. And that’s a wonderful thing. It’s a wonderful characteristic for a recruit. We really expect him to do great things.”
Winterbotham said Nagelstad has flown under the recruiting radar while battling injuries the last two or three years but has arrived to Knoxville in shape and ready to play.
Nagelstad joins four freshmen on the Tennessee squad: Brandon Fickey of Knoxville; Mikelis Libietis of Priekuli, Latvia; Peter Nagovnak of Kraubath, Austria; and Hunter Reese of Kennesaw, Ga.