Washington University Lands Three on ITA All-America Tennis Teams
ITA ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Teams for NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis, as announced by the organization.
Junior Adam Putterman and freshman Ross Putterman each earned All-America accolades for the men’s team, while senior Natalie Tingir picked up the lone honor for the women’s team.
Adam Putterman garnered All-America honors in both singles and doubles, becoming just the third player (Charlie Cutler, Ari Rosenthal) in school history to achieve the feat. Ross Putterman earned All-America honors with Adam Putterman in doubles, while Tingir capped her career with All-America accolades in singles. Tingir is the seventh women’s tennis player to earn All-America honors, and the first since Carrie Preston in 2006.
Adam Putterman advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and dropped his opening-round doubles match with Ross Putterman at the NCAA Division III Championships. While playing No. 1 singles and doubles for the Bears, Putterman accumulated a 56-16 overall record (32-6-singles; 24-10-doubles) in the 2011-12 season. He was a second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honoree in singles and doubles, and also earned Capital One Academic All-America and Academic All-District honors. Adam Putterman finished the season ranked No. 4 in Division III in singles.
Ross Putterman accumulated a 43-23 overall record during his freshman season on the Danforth Campus. He posted a 19-13 record playing No. 2 and No. 3 singles, and teamed with Adam Putterman for a 24-10 record at No. 1 doubles. The duo earned second-team all-UAA honors and finished the season ranked No. 7 in Division III.
Tingir finished the 2011-12 season with a 16-10 singles record, including winning 12 of her last 15 matches. She posted a 101-62 overall record in her career at Washington U., and was the 19th women's tennis player in school history to surpass 100 career wins. Tingir earned first-team all-UAA honors at No. 1 singles and was a second-team all-UAA honoree at No. 2 doubles. She finished the season ranked No. 14 in Division III in singles.