Kenneth Norling
Kenneth Norling
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
High School: Adalsskolan School '07
Experience: 1L

2008: Norling performed at a high level in 2008, on and off the court, and was rewarded for his efforts with Big Sky Conference All-Academic accolades. He got his collegiate career off to an impressive start, earning a 6-1, 6-2 victory in Eastern Washington's season-opening match versus No. 68 BYU. That result cut Eastern's deficit to 3-2 (BYU would hang on for a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Eagles). Norling put together a pair of impressive winning streaks in singles play in 2008, as he claimed five straight decisions from Feb. 22-March 8 and then four more in a row from April 6-18. Norling went 6-2 in Eastern's Big Sky matches. The freshman was 2-1 in his three matches played at the No. 3 position, earning wins in contests versus Idaho and Lewis-Clark State and falling in the match versus Oregon. Norling saw limited action in doubles play, but did team with Daniel Pez on March 26 to claim his first doubles victory, 8-4, in Eastern Washington's 7-0 whitewashing of Fresno City College. The Swede also had one of the biggest wins in Eagle tennis history when he tied the Big Sky championship match with Sacramento State, 3-3. Eastern had trailed 3-1 in the contest and would go on to win 4-3 to claim a Big Sky title and advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time.

Personal: Norling was born March 21, 1987, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of Anders and Annelie Norling and is majoring in business.

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