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GGC tennis announces first signee

Georgia Gwinnett College tennis coach Chase Hodges announced Friday that the program has its first signee -- decorated champion Erik Moberg of Uttran, Sweden.

Hodges, previously the head coach at Georgia State, has to assemble a roster quickly.

"I'm ecstatic to welcome Erik as the first-ever men's tennis player at GGC and look forward to seeing him represent our program," Hodges said. "He is a terrific student-athlete and will make a huge impact for us."

Moberg owns titles in five national events, including four in singles play. He also claimed three International Tennis Federation championships.

He earned a wild card into the ATP Stockholm Open as a junior qualifier and won his first match before falling to former world top 10-ranked player Arnaud Clement.

Moberg also appeared in a qualifying match for the Australian Open junior tournament.

"Erik is a Swedish national champion who already has established himself as a top amateur talent," Hodges said. "We expect that he will make great contributions to our squad as we build this young program."

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