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March 18, 2019
A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches, the Tennis Integrity Unit says. David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged placing 195 bets between April 2016 and January 2017, though he did not play in any of the matches on which he wagered.

LONDON (AP) — A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches.

The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged placing 195 bets between April 2016 and January 2017, though he did not play in any of the matches on which he wagered.

The suspension will be lifted after four months and reduced by $3,000 if Norfeldt, 20, does not commit any additional breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program. Norfeldt will be unable to attend or compete in any tournament sanctioned by tennis’ governing bodies and will be eligible for reinstatement on July 13.

A university spokesman offered no comment on Norfeldt’s status other than to confirm he plays for the team.

Norfeldt, who competed for San Diego as recently as Saturday, reached a career-high world ranking of 1,501 in October 2017. His most recent tournament appearance was in a doubles match at the ITF event in Falun, Sweden, that month.

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