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Congratulations to our five seniors: Bryan Haywood, Kareem Farah, Adam Putterman, Gary Parizher, and Seth Sankary for being true dedicated WU student-athletes for all four years. Your stew- ardship will be missed; but your legacy will carry on with the returning junior and senior class. So much was added to our Bears tennis program from your leadership.
The 2013 spring season was another one for the record books. An opportunity to play in the 2013 Pacific Coast Doubles Championships (La Jolla, CA) against some of the best D-I schools, an entire team spring break trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, a University Athletic Association Conference Championship (second in school history), and sixth-straight Final Four appearance in the NCAA Team Championships (beating #2 seed, Kenyon College along the way).
At the NCAA Team Banquet (Sunday, May 19th), prior to the championships, junior Tim Noack, was the recipient of the Elite 89 Award. Only one male and one female are awarded this prestigious joint academic/ athletic award per sport. The NCAA Elite 89 Award recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by hon- oring the individual with the highest GPA amongst the eight teams participating.
Finally, senior Adam Putterman claimed the 2013 NCAA Division III Singles National Championship to end his college playing career, defeating Mark Kahan in the finals; 6-1,6-3, hosted by Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 25th. You saved your best match, no doubt, for your last one. Déjà vu, as John Watts did the same back in 2010, that year hosted by Oberlin College.
This fall the Bears hit the courts again with a few key tennis events I wanted to bring to your attention. First off, we will be participating in the Bradley Fall Invitational; September 13-15th. We will be back up to Kalamazoo College again for ITA Regionals; Sept. 27 – 30th. And we will have an inter-squad tennis scrimmage WU Parents Weekend the last weekend in October (most likely on Saturday, October 26th).