UTC Signs Tennis Standout From Charleston

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis head coach Chuck Merzbacher announced the signing for Kerim Hyatt to the Mocs' 2018 recruiting class.  Hyatt joins UTC from Charleston, S.C., where he was the 2016 Lowcountry Tennis Player of the Year.

Hyatt is a four-star prep prospect, according to TennisRecruiting.net.  He is ranked No. 9 in the state of South Carolina and is a top-50 played in the Southeast. 

"I am super excited to announce that Kerim Hyatt will be joining the Mocs this Fall," stated Merzbacher.
  "He is currently ranked in the top 160 in his class nationally, and top 50 in the Southern part of the U.S., which is such a strong tennis region.

"I believe his game is suited for high level college tennis, and he will certainly make an impact on our singles and doubles lineup." "In addition to his strong tennis game, Kerim is a very strong student, and is looking to be in our Engineering program."

Hyatt is an honor roll student at Hanahan (S.C.) High School.  He has a 43-5 record prep record in singles and has helped the Hawks to two-straight state team titles.


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