Adam Putterman Named 2013 ITA Senior Player of the Year
St. Louis, Mo., May 23, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Adam Putterman was named the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Men’s Tennis Senior Player of the Year, it was announced by the organization Thursday.
Putterman, who also was named the 2013 ITA Central Region Player of the Year, joins John Watts (2010) as the two players in Washington U. school history to receive the award.
Putterman is the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division III Singles Championship, which begins Thursday. He takes on Andrew Guzick of Vassar College in the first round. Adam Putterman and sophomore Ross Putterman are also the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship, and take on Andrew La Cava and Colton Malesovas of Whitman College Thursday in the opening round.
This marks the second-straight season Adam Putterman will participate in both the NCAA singles and doubles championships.
Putterman has posted a 47-17 overall record as a senior, including a 26-7 mark while playing No. 1 singles. The 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player, Putterman has a 158-69 overall record and is sixth on the all-time Washington University wins list. He is ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in singles after placing fifth at the 2012 ITA/USTA Division III National Championships in the fall, and made a run to the NCAA quarterfinals in singles a year ago.
The Bears’ No. 1 doubles team, the Puttermans are 19-8 this season and earned first-team all-UAA honors. The duo has won seven of its last eight matches, and has a 14-6 record while playing No. 1 doubles. The Puttermans dropped their first-round matchup a year ago in the NCAA Round of 16.