Polmans makes winning start in Roland Garros qualifying
Australian Marc Polmans scores impressive Grand Slam qualifying win in Paris.
Marc Polmans is through to the second round in Roland Garros men’s singles qualifying.
The 23-year-old from Melbourne advanced with a 6-2 6-2 victory over German Tobias Kamke in first-round action today.
Polmans, who is seeded in a Grand Slam qualifying draw for the first time in his career, fired 26 winners to defeat the former world No.64 in one hour and 22 minutes.
It equals a career-best result for the No.122-ranked Polmans in Paris, who also made the second round of qualifying in 2017.
The No.12-seeded Polmans is contesting French Open qualifying for the fourth time in his career and targeting a first main draw appearance. He faces No.169-ranked Italian Alessandro Giannessi in the next round.
Polmans was one of two Australian winners on the opening day of qualifying, with Aleksandar Vukic saving two match points to overcome Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3.
Christopher O’Connell and Alex Bolt both lost their first round matches. Swede Mikael Ymer posted a 7-5 6-4 win against the No.3-seeded O’Connell, while American Michael Mmoh scored a 6-4 6-3 win against Bolt.
Aussies in action, qualifying day one results:
Men’s qualifying singles, first round
 Marc Polmans (AUS) d Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-2 6-2
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) d Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3
Elias Ymer (SWE) d  Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 7-5 6-4
Michael Mmoh (USA) d Alex Bolt (AUS) 6-4 6-3