Jarmere “Hands” Jenkins wins first pro title

Jarmere “Hands” Jenkins wins first pro title


Jarmere Jenkins returned to the singles final of the Linda Bogdan Memorial Futures Tournament at the Tennis Club of Rochester on Sunday.

This time, he won it.

Jenkins, who graduated from Virginia in May, captured his first professional title with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over former college teammate Michael Shabaz in the championship of the tournament, a $10,000 event on the USTA Pro Circuit.

Jenkins was the runner-up at the Linda Bogdan as an unseeded amateur following his freshman year at Virginia in 2010. He is much more accomplished this time around.

Jenkins won the NCAA doubles championship and was the singles runner-up in May. The two-time All-American was the NCAA Tournament MVP and led the Cavaliers to the Division I team title. Jenkins reached the final last week at the tournament in Amelia Island, Fla.