The University of Utah men’s tennis team has announced the commitment of Johan Jonhagen for the 2014/2015 season.
“Johan is a young talented player with a very bright future ahead of him,” said head coach FD Robbins. “He is very athletic and has a great work ethic. We are very excited to have him as a part of our team.”
Jonhagen, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, reached the quarterfinals of the 18 and under National Championships this past summer and his team won the Swedish National Team Championships.
In ITF play, he has reached as high as No. 629 on the ITF World Rankings and in 2013 has won the ITF G4 in Asteras, Sweden in doubles. He also reached the doubles semifinals of the G4 ITF in Kramfors, Sweden.
“It feels great to finally be a Ute! I have never been this fired up before. I have always wanted to play college tennis and I am really looking forward to start school and represent the University of Utah,” said Jonhagen. “I picked the University of Utah because it feels very professional, both academically and athletically.”
Besides tennis, Jonhagen also is an track athlete, following in the footsteps his father, Sven, who was the Junior National Champion in the 400m hurdles. Jonhagen also enjoys watching TV, sports, music and skiing.