Ohio State Career Honors: 2014 First Team All-Big Ten … 2015 Academic All-Big Ten … 2015 OSU Scholar-Athlete
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.
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