|Country (sports) United States|
Role Tennis Player
Education University of Virginia
Name Jarmere Jenkins
Turned pro 2013
|Prize money $$125,755|
Weight 75 kg
College University of Virginia
Height 1.8 m
|Born November 25, 1990 (age 25) (1990-11-25) |
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career titles 0 0 Challengers, 6 Futures
Highest ranking No. 190 (January 5, 2015)
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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. In his first full year as a pro, he cracked the top 200 in the year end rankings at 193.
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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. His highest junior ranking was 18 on January 1, 2008.
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 in two sets.
Jenkins visited Australia for six seeks in February 2014 and met with some success, including a victory over Luke Saville at the Australia F1 Futures tournament finals in Happy Valley. In late 2014, Jenkins won several tournaments. On September 20, Jenkins made tennis blooper highlights when he failed to execute the second half of an over and back double net jump. He went on to win the tournament. On September 21, the Costa Mesa Pro Classic became his fourth tournament championship as he defeated Dennis Novikov in straight sets in the finals after dispatching Daniel Manlow, Gregory Oullette, Clay Thompson, and Tennys Sandgren along the way. Three weeks later Jenkins faced the reigning US Open junior champion Omar Jasika who was making his first appearance in a Pro Tour singles finals and defeated the Australian teen in three sets to win the Cairns Tennis International Pro Tour event (Australia F7 Futures Tournament). In the Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba International final (Australia F8 Futures Tournament) the following week, Jenkins was nearly ousted in the first round when he fell behind 0-5 in the third set and faced a match point against Lawrence Bataljin. Jenkins prevailed 7-5 in that set and went on to win the tournament against top seeded Luke Saville who was returning from a two-month injury layoff. It marked consecutive Futures Tournament victories for Jenkins. Following the consecutive Australian ITF Men's Circuit wins and three Futures tournaments singles wins in five weeks (as well as 2 doubles wins in 3 weeks), Jenkins planned on moving over to the ATP Challenger Tour in Melbourne. At the 2014 Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger 1, Jenkins was matched up against number 1 seed (114th ranked) Go Soeda in the first round, and 258th ranked Jenkins won in two sets. Jenkins advanced to the finals of the tournament against Bradley Klahn despite enduring a cut wrist at a key point in the semifinals before bowing out as runner-up. Jenkins' hot streak ended the following week when he was eliminated in the 2nd round by Luke Saville at the 2014 Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger 2. In the Wollongong Centenary International #2 (Australia F10 Futures Tournament) on November 23, Jenkins faced Jose Rubin Statham in the finals. With Jenkins on the verge of cracking the top 200 for the first time, he won what would be his last match of 2014 by overcoming a 0–4 deficit in the second set.
Jenkins, who turned pro in 2013, was ranked 193 in the 2014 yearend rankings after his first full season as a pro. To put this in context, note that 2014 year end World #1 Novak Djokovic turned pro in 2003 and was ranked 186 at the end of 2004, while World #3 Rafael Nadal turned pro in 2001 and was ranked 200 after his first full year as a pro in 2002.
In the 2015 Australian Open – Men's Singles Qualifying, Jenkins defeated Rajeev Ram and Marco Cecchinato before losing to Tim Pütz.
The son of Jackie and Brenda Jenkins, Jarmere has eight siblings. Two of his brothers have played major college tennis (Jackie, Jr. at Northwestern, Jermaine at Clemson).
Singles performance timeline
Current through 2017 French Open.