Marc Polmans

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Marc David Polmans (born 2 May 1997) is a South African-born Australian tennis player. Polmans won the 2015 Australian Open – Boys' Doubles title with fellow Australian Jake Delaney, defeating Hubert Hurkacz and Alex Molčan in the final, 0–6, 6–2, [10–8]. He reached the semi-final of the 2017 Australian Open – Men's Doubles with Andrew Whittington.

Polmans has a career high ATP singles ranking of 161 achieved in October 2018. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 68 achieved on 16 October 2017.

Polmans is coached by former Top 100 player, Peter Luczak, at the Tennis Australia National Academy in Melbourne.[1] He supports the Collingwood Magpies in the Australian Football League.[2]

Career

2012–2015: Career Beginnings

Polmans turned pro in 2012 and ended the year with a ranking of 1813. Over the next three years, Polmans played predominately in the ITF Futures tour. Polmans won his first title with Steven de Waard at the Australia F9 Futures in 2014. The pair won 5 more future tiles in 2015.

Polmans reached the second round of qualifying in the 2015 Australian Open where he defeated Jordi Samper-Montaña in the first round before losing to Tim Smyczek.

2016–2017: Ranking Increase

Polmans commenced 2016 with a singles ranking of 841. He lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2016 Australian Open. In June 2016, Polmans won his first singles title in Mozambique F1. This was followed by another title the following week. Over the next 3 months, Polmans reached a further 6 finals, winning 2 including one in Alice Springs.[3] In November, Polmans reached his first ATP Challenger Tour final in Canberra. He lost to compatriot James Duckworth in straight sets. He ended 2016 with a ranking of 226.

Polmans commenced 2017 at the Happy Valley Challenger where he lost in round 1. Polmans lost in round 1 of 2017 Australian Open – Men's Singles Qualifying. In the doubles, Polmans paired with Andrew Whittington where they reached the semi-final. Polmans made the 2nd round of the 2017 French Open – Men's Singles Qualifying. Polmans received a wildcard entry to the 2017 Croatia Open, marking his first singles main draw appearance on the ATP World Tour. He faced Alessandro Giannessi but lost in round 1. In July, Polmans made the main draw of the Citi Open in Washington as a lucky loser, losing to Jared Donaldson. [4]. Polmans ended the year on the Challenger circuit with his best result being a semi-final appearance at Canberra. Polmans ended 2017 with a singles ranking of 323 and doubles ranking of 70.

2018: First Challenger Title

In February, Polmans won his maiden challenger title at the 2018 Launceston Tennis International. [5] In April he lost to Noah Rubin of the US in the finals of the 2018 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in Florida.[6] In May and June, Polmans lost in the first round of French Open qualifying and Wimbledon qualifying. He continued to play across the Challenger tour of Europe. In August, Polmans lost in the final round of qualifying for the US Open. In October, Polmans partnered Jeremy Beale to win his first doubles challenger title at Traralgon.

Career finals

Singles: 15 (7–8)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–3)
ITF Futures Tour (6–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1 12 June 2016 Mozambique F1, Mozambique Hard South Africa Lloyd Harris 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2 19 June 2016 Mozambique F2, Mozambique Hard Australia Jeremy Beale 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 3 26 June 2016 Zimbabwe F1, Zimbabwe Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock 7–5, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 4 3 July 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Zimbabwe Hard South Africa Lloyd Harris 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5 31 July 2016 USA F25, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States Hard United States Tennys Sandgren 6–7, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 6 7 August 2016 USA F26, Decatur United States Hard Ecuador Roberto Quiroz 6–0, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 7 25 September 2016 Alice Springs F5, Australia Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 6–1, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 8 1 October 2016 Brisbane F6, Australia Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 9 5 November 2016 Canberra International, Australia Hard Australia James Duckworth 5–7, 3–6
Winner 10 19 March 2017 Canberra F2, Australia Clay Australia Blake Mott 7–6, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 11 26 March 2017 Canberra F3, Australia Clay Australia Maverick Banes 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 7 May 2017 Santa Margherita Di Pula F11, Italy Clay Switzerland Adrian Bodmer 3–6, 2–6
Winner 13 11 February 2018 Launceston International, Australia Hard Australia Bradley Mousley 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 14 29 April 2018 Tallahassee,USA Clay United States Noah Rubin 2-6, 6-3, 4-6
Runner-up 15 7 October 2018 Stockton,USA Hard South Africa Lloyd Harris 3-6, 6-7 4-7

Doubles: 20 (13–7)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–4)
ITF Futures Tour (12–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11–5)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 November 2014 Wollongong F9, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard United States Mitchell Krueger
Australia Andrew Whittington
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 29 March 2015 Melbourne F4, Australia Clay Australia Steven de Waard New Zealand Jordan Thompson
Australia Andrew Whittington
2–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 5 April 2015 Mornington F5, Australia Clay Australia Steven de Waard Germany Peter Torebko
Australia Matthew Barton
7–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 31 May 2015 Lecco F11, Italy Clay Australia Peter Luczak Netherlands David Pel
France Maxime Tabatruong
6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 19 July 2015 Toowoomba F6, Belgium Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Maverick Banes
Australia Jake Delaney
5–7, 7–6, [10–5]
Winner 6. 18 October 2015 Toowoomba F9, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Jake Delaney
Australia Max Purcell
6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 25 October 2015 Brisbane F9, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Thomas Fancutt
Australia Darren Polkinghorne
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 15 November 2015 Woolongong F10, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard New Zealand Finn Tearney
Australia Maverick Banes
7–6, 5–7, [6–10]
Winner 9. 22 November 2015 Woolongong F11, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Dayne Kelly
Australia Ashley Fisher
6–2, 4–6, 10–7
Runner-up 10. 28 February 2016 Port Pirie F1, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Andrew Whittington
6–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 6 March 2016 Mildura F2, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Andrew Whittington
6–3, 6–7, 10–6
Winner 12. 27 March 2016 Mornington F4, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Bradley Mousley
Australia Gavin van Peperzeel
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 30 April 2016 Tallahassee Challenger, United States Clay Australia Peter Luczak United States Dennis Novikov
Chile Julio Peralta
6–3, 4–6, [10–12]
Winner 14. 25 September 2016 Alice Springs F5, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville Australia Thomas Fancutt
Australia Calum Puttergill
6–1, 6–2
Winner 15. 16 October 2016 Cairns F8, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville United States Nathan Pasha
Australia Darren K Polkinghorne
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 16. 8 January 2017 Onkaparinga Challenger, Australia Hard Australia Steven de Waard United States Max Schnur
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
6–7, 6–4 [6–10]
Winner 17. 26 March 2017 Canberra F3, Australia Hard Australia Bradley Mousley Australia Steven de Waard
Australia Scott Puodziunas
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2018 Kentucky, USA Hard Belgium Joris De Loore United States Robert Galloway
Colombia Roberto Maytín
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 5 August 2018 Vancouver, CAN Hard Australia Joris De Loore United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6-4, 3-6, [10–6]
Winner 20. 27 October 2018 Traralgon, AUS Hard Australia Jeremy Beale Australia Max Purcell
Australia Luke Saville
6–2, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2015 Australian Open Hard Australia Jake Delaney Poland Hubert Hurkacz
Slovakia Alex Molčan
0–6, 6–2, [10–8]

References

  1. ^ "Luczak Out of Retirement into Tallahassee Doubles Final".
  2. ^ GETTING TO KNOW STEVEN DE WAARD AND MARC POLMANS
  3. ^ "Player profiles Marc Polmans". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "THOMPSON PUSHES ZVEREV ALL THE WAY". Tennis Australia. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "POLMANS CLAIMS MAIDEN CHALLENGER". Tennis Australia. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Merrick's Noah Rubin wins ATP Challenger". Newsday. April 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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