Men's Tennis Shocks No. 3 Emory 5-4 to Win 2013 UAA Championship
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 28, 2013 – Senior Gary Parizher pulled out a third-set tiebreaker victory at No. 5 singles to lift No. 3 seed and No. 14 ranked Washington University in St. Louis to a 5-4 upset victory over top-seed and No. 3 ranked Emory University in the 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Championship match Sunday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Washington University, who extended its winning streak to 14 matches, gains the league’s automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship. The Bears will be making their 14th-straight NCAA appearance. The NCAA bracket is scheduled to be announced May 6, while the individual qualifiers will be announced May 8.
1. #3 Adam Putterman (WASHUM) def. #23 Eric Halpern (EUM) 6-3, 6-3
2. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. #13 Alex Ruderman (EUM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Ian Wagner (EUM) def. Tim Noack (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Rafe Mosetick (EUM) def. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Elliott Kahler (EUM) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
6. Will Adams (EUM) def. Kareem Farah (WASHUM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
1. Adam Putterman/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Elliott Kahler/Ian Wagner (EUM) 8-5
2. Ayush Bajoria/Jackson Isaacs (EUM) def. Kareem Farah/Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) 8-5
3. Gary Parizher/Jeffrey Hirsh (WASHUM) def. Will Adams/Eric Halpern (EUM) 8-5
• The UAA Championship was the second in school history for Washington U., and first since 2009.
• Washington U. appeared in the UAA championship match for the eighth-straight season, all against Emory.
• The 14-match winning streak is the second longest in school history
• Head coach Roger Follmer picked up career win number 210, improving to 210-69 (.753) in 12 seasons at Washington U.
• The singles victory for senior Adam Putterman was the 90th of his career, tied for second most in school history.
• Seniors Gary Parizher and Adam Putterman and sophomore Ross Putterman each posted a 6-0 record at UAAs.