|Born||November 25, 1990|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|College||University of Virginia|
|Highest ranking||No. 235 (March 17, 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 255 (July 14, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||Q1 (2014)|
|US Open||Q3 (2013)|
|Highest ranking||No. 239 (July 14, 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 239 (July 14, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2013)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2013)|
|Last updated on: July 14, 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.
He is from College Park, Georgia, where he attended Alpha Omega Academy. As a junior tennis player, he was the 2008 Orange Bowl doubles champion and singles finalist. 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.
As a freshman, he was All-ACC and the VaSID State Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore he was All-ACC and VaSID All-State. 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. He qualified for four consecutive NCAA Singles Championships (2010–13).
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. 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.
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. 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. Jenkins lost to Kudla 6–4, 6–1 on the 20th.
Singles performance timeline
Current through 2014 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||725||784||1,422T||342|
ATP Challenger & ITF Futures
Singles titles (2)
|ATP Challenger Series (0)|
|ITF Futures Series (2)|
|1.||June 30, 2013||USA F17 Futures, Rochester, New York||Clay||Michael Shabaz||5-7 6-2 6-2|
|2.||February 23, 2014||Australia F1, Australia||Hardcourt||Luke Saville||6-2, 6-3|
Singles runner-up (4)
|1.||July 4, 2010||USA F16 Futures, Rochester, New York||Clay||Daniel Yoo||3-6 4-6|
|2.||June 23, 2013||USA F16 Futures, Amelia Island, Florida||Clay||Dennis Novikov||6-1 6-7(5) 4-6|
|3.||September 29, 2013||USA F25 Futures, Laguna Niguel, California||Hard||Marcos Giron||6-4, 1-6, 1-6|
|4.||June 22, 2014||USA F15 Futures, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida||Clay||Jared Donaldson||6-4, 3-6, 5-7|
Doubles titles (5)
|1.||Mar 1, 2009||USA F5 Futures, Harlingen, Texas||Hard court||Javier Herrera-Eguiluz|| Treat Huey
|1-6 6-2 [10-8]|
|2.||Aug 8, 2010||USA F21 Futures, Decatur, Illinois||Hard court||Todd Paul|| Michael Grant
|3.||Jan 15, 2012||USA F1 Futures, Plantation, Florida||Clay||Drew Courtney|| Nicholas Monroe
|4.||Jun 23, 2013||USA F16 Futures, Amelia Island, Florida||Clay||Mac Stylslinger|| Marcelo Arévalo
|5.||Feb 9, 2014||West Lakes Challenger, Adelaide, Australia||Hard court||Marcus Daniell|| Dane Propoggia
Jose Rubin Statham
Doubles runner-up (?)
|1.||Oct 6, 2013||Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger, Sacramento, California||Hard court||Donald Young|| Matt Reid
|L 6-7(1), 6-4, 12-14|
- "Jarmere Jenkins". VirginiaSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- "Three UVa. men’s tennis players selected for NCAA championships". Augusta Free Press. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
- "UVa's Jarmere Jenkins Named ACC Male Athlete of the Year". WVIR. July 30, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- "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.
- Gudris, Erik (December 19, 2013). "AO Playoffs Offer American Players Chance at Grand Slam Wildcard". Tennis Now. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- "@usta_pr status update". Twitter. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- official bio at University of Virginia
- Jarmere Jenkins at the International Tennis Federation
- Jarmere Jenkins at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
- stat archive at ATP