The University of Utah men’s tennis team today announced the commitment of Freddie McGeehan to join the Utes in this upcoming spring semester.
“We are very excited with Freddie’s commitment to our program,” said head men’s tennis coach Roeland Brateanu. “He is a tremendous player with a great work ethic, who will bring a great deal of excitement and energy to our program. Freddie is a diamond in the rough with his best tennis still ahead of him. We can’t wait to start working with him.”
Born and raised in London, England, McGeehan has a 12-9 record on the ITF Junior Tour and a world ranking of 465, with a semifinal singles appearance in the ITF event in Abu Dabi (2014) and a doubles finals appearance in the Armenia ITF (2014). At one point he was the 5th highest ranked British player in the world under the age of 17.
Just this past week, McGeehan made it to the quarterfinals of a British Tour event in Swansea after beating Omar Al Awadhi, who ranked as high as 805 on the ATP World Rankings.
“I feel privileged to be a part of such a fantastic set up, so happy be to be a UTE and can’t wait to start fighting for the team,” said McGeehan. “It was not an easy decision at first, as I was weighing all the various options. But the good feeling and honesty that came over from the coaches and the feeling of the place itself on social media made it a very easy decision in the end. I know I will be a proud Ute as I will take full advantage of everything the U has to offer.”