Men’s Tennis Takes Down Coe for Seventh-Straight NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
ROGER FOLLMER INTERVIEW
St. Louis, Mo., May 12, 2013 – The No. 10 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team defeated Coe College 5-1 in the NCAA Division III Regional Championship held Sunday at the Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis. The Bears are making their seventh-straight and 10th overall NCAA Quarterfinal appearance.
Senior Adam Putterman and sophomore Ross Putterman posted a pair of victories for Washington U., who extended its winning streak to 16 matches. Adam and Ross Putterman are a combined 18-0 in postseason (conference, NCAA) play in 2013.
Washington University (19-5) takes on No. 2 ranked Kenyon College in the national quarterfinals on Monday, May 20. The final three rounds of the tournament will take place at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
1. #3 Adam Putterman (WASHUM) def. Noah Sprinkel (COEM) 6-4, 6-1
2. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Riley Galbraith (COEM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Tim Noack (WASHUM) vs. Yasushi Inoue (COEM) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
4. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) vs. Curtis Newman (COEM) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
5. Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Sean Stokstad (COEM) 6-4, 6-2
6. Kareem Farah (WASHUM) vs. Ryan Hickman (COEM) 4-6, 6-0, 1-1, unfinished
1. Adam Putterman/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Noah Sprinkel/Curtis Newman (COEM) 8-1
2. Yasushi Inoue/Riley Galbraith (COEM) def. Kareem Farah/Josh Cogan (WASHUM) 8-6
3. Gary Parizher/Jeffrey Hirsh (WASHUM) def. Michael Janssen/Sean Stokstad (COEM) 8-4
• Coe had its three-match winning streak snapped and ends its season with a 32-2 record.
• The 16-match winning streak for Washington U. is the second longest in school history.
• Senior Gary Parizher and Jeffrey Hirsh trailed 4-1 at No. 3 doubles before winning seven-straight games.
• Parizher moved into a tie for ninth place with senior Kareem Farah on the all-time wins list with 128.
• Parizher’s singles victory was his 14th-straight and 79th of his career, sixth most in school history.
• Senior Adam Putterman moved into sole possession in all-time singles victories with the 91st of his career.
• Washington U. has an overall record of 28-16 (.636) in 14 trips to the NCAA Division III tournament.
• Washington U. is 114-9 (.927) at home under head coach Roger Follmer – including 88-3 in the last nine years.