Jarmere Jenkins

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Jarmere Jenkins
Jarmere Jenkins At The 2013 US Open.jpg
Country  United States
Born (1990-11-25) November 25, 1990 (age 23)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed
College University of Virginia
Prize money $73,385
Singles
Highest ranking No. 235 (March 17, 2014)
Current ranking No. 262 (August 25, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q1 (2014)
US Open Q3 (2013)
French Open Junior 1R (2008)
Wimbledon Junior 1R (2008)
US Open Junior 1R (2006, 2008)
Doubles
Highest ranking No. 222 (July 28, 2014)
Current ranking No. 226 (August 25, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open Junior 1R (2008)
Wimbledon Junior 1R (2008)
US Open 1R (2013)
US Open Junior F (2006)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2013)
Last updated on: August 25, 2014.

Jarmere Jenkins (born November 25, 1990) is an American professional tennis player. He was the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Player of the Year and male ACC Athlete of the Year after earning the national championships in indoor singles, outdoor doubles and team competition while also finishing runner up in outdoor singles. He was the first Atlantic Coast Conference athlete to win ACC athlete of the year solely for tennis accomplishments.

Background[edit]

He is from College Park, Georgia, where he attended Alpha Omega Academy.[1] As a junior tennis player, he was the 2008 Orange Bowl doubles champion and singles finalist.[1] He has competed in the Junior US Open, Junior French Open and Junior Wimbledon. He was finalist in the 2006 Junior US Open boys doubles.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, he was All-ACC and the VaSID State Freshman of the Year.[1] As a sophomore he was All-ACC and VaSID All-State.[1] As a junior, he was an ITA Singles and Doubles All-American and ACC Player of the Year. He ended the year ranked 6th nationally in both singles and doubles although he had ranked as high as 3rd and 5th during the year.[1] He qualified for four consecutive NCAA Singles Championships (2010–13).[2]

He was the 2013 ITA National Player of the Year, 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament MVP for the National Champion University of Virginia men's tennis team, 2013 NCAA Doubles Champion, 2013 NCAA Singles runner-up, 2012 ITA Indoor Intercollegiate singles Champion and the 2013 Anthony J. McKevlin male ACC Athlete of the Year.[3] Although John Lucas II won for both tennis and basketball, Jenkins is the first and only person to win ACC Male Athlete of the Year solely for tennis.[3]

Professional career[edit]

He won his first professional tournament on June 30, 2013 at the $10,000 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit Linda Bogdan Memorial Futures Tournament.[4] College Park, Georgia-native Jenkins, was invited to Norcross, Georgia to participate in the December 20–22 eight-man USTA wild card playoff for a spot in the main draw of the 2014 Australian Open. The field also included defending wild card playoff champion Rhyne Williams, Denis Kudla, Steve Johnson, Tennys Sandgren, Austin Krajicek, Bjorn Fratangelo, and Chase Buchanan.[5] Jenkins lost to Kudla 6–4, 6–1 on the 20th.[6]

Personal[edit]

The son of Jackie and Brenda Jenkins, Jarmere has eight siblings.[1] Two of his brothers have played major college tennis (Jackie, Jr. at Northwestern, Jermaine at Clemson).[1]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Current through 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A
French Open A A A A Q1
Wimbledon A A A A A
US Open Q1 A A Q3 A
Year End Ranking 725 784 1,422T 342

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures[edit]

Singles titles (2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (0)
ITF Futures Series (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. June 30, 2013 United States USA F17 Futures, Rochester, New York Clay United States Michael Shabaz 5-7 6-2 6-2
2. February 23, 2014 Australia Australia F1, Australia Hardcourt Australia Luke Saville 6-2, 6-3

Singles runner-up (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. July 4, 2010 United States USA F16 Futures, Rochester, New York Clay South Korea Daniel Yoo 3-6 4-6
2. June 23, 2013 United States USA F16 Futures, Amelia Island, Florida Clay United States Dennis Novikov 6-1 6-7(5) 4-6
3. September 29, 2013 United States USA F25 Futures, Laguna Niguel, California Hard United States Marcos Giron 6-4, 1-6, 1-6
4. June 22, 2014 United States USA F15 Futures, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida Clay United States Jared Donaldson 6-4, 3-6, 5-7

Doubles titles (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. Mar 1, 2009 United States USA F5 Futures, Harlingen, Texas Hard court Mexico Javier Herrera-Eguiluz Philippines Treat Huey
United States Todd Paul
1-6 6-2 [10-8]
2. Aug 8, 2010 United States USA F21 Futures, Decatur, Illinois Hard court United States Todd Paul United States Michael Grant
United States Daniel Nguyen
6-2 7-5
3. Jan 15, 2012 United States USA F1 Futures, Plantation, Florida Clay United States Drew Courtney United States Nicholas Monroe
United States Jack Sock
7-6(3) 7-5
4. Jun 23, 2013 United States USA F16 Futures, Amelia Island, Florida Clay United States Mac Stylslinger El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo
Venezuela Roberto Maytín
6-4 6-2
5. Feb 9, 2014 United States West Lakes Challenger, Adelaide, Australia Hard court New Zealand Marcus Daniell Australia Dane Propoggia
New Zealand Jose Rubin Statham
6-4, 6-4

Doubles runner-up (?)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. Oct 6, 2013 United States Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger, Sacramento, California Hard court United States Donald Young Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
L 6-7(1), 6-4, 12-14
2. Nov 3, 2013 United States Charlottesville Pro Circuit Challenger, Charlottesville, Virginia Hard court United States Donald Young United States Steve Johnson
United States Tim Smyczek
L 4-6, 3-6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jarmere Jenkins". VirginiaSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Three UVa. men’s tennis players selected for NCAA championships". Augusta Free Press. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b "UVa's Jarmere Jenkins Named ACC Male Athlete of the Year". WVIR. July 30, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jenkins Defeats Shabaz in Rochester for First Pro Singles Title: Angelinos is runner-up in Romania". VirginiaSports.com. CBS Interactive. June 30, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gudris, Erik (December 19, 2013). "AO Playoffs Offer American Players Chance at Grand Slam Wildcard". Tennis Now. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "@usta_pr status update". Twitter. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 

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