Herkko Pollanen
Herkko  Pollanen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 178

Ohio State Career Honors – 2014 First Team All-Big Ten … 2015 and 2016 Academic All-Big Ten … 2015 and 2016 OSU Scholar-Athlete

2015-16 (Junior)

Had a singles record of 22-8 and was 8-2 in Big Ten play … Ranked as high as No. 18 during the season and finished the year ranked No. 104 … Had a final doubles ranking of No. 14 after rising as high as No. 11 with Mikael Torpegaard … The pair was 206 on the season and 12-1 at the No. 1 spot … Had an overall doubles record of 25-7 … Picked up a pair of wins with Torpegaard to advance through the qualifier and into the main doubles draw at the ITA All-American Championship ... Then advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw, which included a win over the No. 5-ranked team of Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest ... Lost just one set en route to winning the ITA Midwest Regional Singles Title ... Defeated No. 5 Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in the semifinals, marking the highest ranked opponent he has beaten to date ... Topped teammate Chris Diaz in the championship match ... Had a solid comeback win over Adrian Ortiz of Texas (1-6, 6-4, 6-3) to secure the clinching point for the team ... Knocked-off the No. 1 doubles team in the country of Diego Hidalgo and Gordon Watson of Florida 6-3 with Torpegaard ... Playing in his first doubles matches in nearly a month, he recorded a pair of wins at Minnesota and Wisconsin with Steinbach ... Won all three of his doubles matches in the Big Ten Tournament and provided the title clinching singles point against Illinois ... Knocked-off the No. 21-ranked doubles team from Virginia Tech (6-3) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Won his match with Julian Zlobinsky of Texas 6-2, 6-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals.


2014-15 (Sophomore) –
Singles 15-10 (13-8 Dual) … Doubles 17-10 (15-8 Dual) … Highest national ranking was No. 78 in singles … Played primarily No. 3 singles … Split a pair of singles and doubles matches at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa ... Battled the No. 24 team of Alejandro Augusto and Hunter Harrington in the second round of the qualifying doubles with Mikael Torpegaard before falling in a tie-breaker ... Won his first match at the ITA Midwest Regional in three sets over Harry Jadun of Michigan State before losing in the second round ... Won twice in singles to start the spring against NKU and YSU ...Defeated Trey Yates of Kentucky 6-1, 6-4 ... Had a thrilling doubles win over USF in a tie-break that clinched the point ... Beat No. 20 Jonny Wong of top-ranked Southern Cal 6-3, 6-2 at the ITA Indoor Championships … Knocked-off #33 Diego Hidalgo and Gordon Watson of Florida 6-4 ... Downed No. 53 Alejandro Espejo and Carlos Bautista of Tulsa 6-4.

2013-14 (Freshman) -
Singles: 11-13 (Dual: 11-13), Doubles: 17-9 (Dual: 17-9) ... Highest ranking: Singles: No. 74... earned first team All-Big Ten honors ... played second and third singles and all doubles positions... two ranked singles wins (No. 32 Goldhoff of Texas and No. 9 Hiltzik of Illinois) ... twice posted three-match winning streaks in singles and won seven-consecutive doubles matches with Callahan from Jan. 22-Feb.15 ... clinched 3 matches for the Buckeyes, including a his first match as a Buckeye against Butler Jan. 22.

Prior to Ohio State: Ranked No. 16 in the junior world rankings as well as No. 733 on the professional ATP circuit ... has competed at prestigious tournaments all over the world, including Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and junior US Open and boasts a career-high ATP ranking of 722 ... claimed 82 wins in singles and 54 victories in doubles as a junior playing.

Personal: Son of Antti and Anne Pollanen ... has a brother, Aaro ... would like to play professional tennis after graduation ... favortie pastimes include music, watching movies, reading books and playing the drums.

Herkko Pollanen's Career Records

Singles
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 2-2 13-8 5-3 15-10
2013-14 0-0 11-13 7-4 11-13
Total 2-2 24-21 12-7 26-23
Doubles
Year Tournament Dual Big Ten Overall
2014-15 2-2 15-8 3-3 17-10
2013-14 0-0 17-9 5-3 17-9
Total 2-2 32-17 8-6 34-19