Adam Putterman Advances to Quarterfinals in Singles and Doubles at NCAA Championship
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 23, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Adam Putterman advanced to the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles with three victories on the opening day of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships Thursday at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
“It was a really long day, but I tried to stay focused. I started a little slow in singles today, but found my timing in the second match and my game really came together,” said Putterman, who improved his career record to 161-69 with the three wins. “Doubles was a match up and downs. Ross played some great points and had some things go our way at the end and was a fun match to pull out.”
Putterman defeated Andrew Guzick of Vassar College in the round of 32 (7-6, 6-7, 6-4) and No. 22 ranked Kevin Caulfield of Haverford College in the round of 16 (6-1, 6-0) to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals in singles for the second-straight year. He improved his 2012-13 singles record to 28-7 and is the highest seed remaining.
Putterman, the No. 2 seed in the 32-man singles draw, takes on Patrick Lipscomb of the University of Redlands in the quarterfinals Friday at 10 a.m. (ET). With a win, he will play again at 2:30 p.m. (ET) in the NCAA semifinals against the winner of No. 6 seed Robert Kjelberg of North Carolina Wesleyan University or Michael Razumovsky of Kenyon College.
Putterman teamed with sophomore Ross Putterman for a 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 victory over Andrew La Cava and Colton Malesovas of Whitman College in a match that finished just before midnight. With the win, the Putterman’s improved its overall record to 20-8 and its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The duo takes on Michael Holt and Taylor Shamshiri of Washington and Lee University Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET).