Adam Putterman to Play for USTA/ITA Central Region Singles Championship on Monday
Indianapolis, Ind., September 23, 2012 – Senior Adam Putterman posted a pair of straight-set victories on Sunday to advance to the championship match in singles of the 2012 USTA/ITA Central Regional Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
Putterman, the top-seed in the 128-man draw, defeated No. 16 seed Eric Klawitter of Case Western Reserve University (6-0, 6-2) and No. 13 seed Kyle Gerber of Case Western Reserve (6-0, 6-2) to advance to Monday’s championship match. Putterman will take on No. 2 seed Paul Burgin of Kenyon College on Monday at 9 a.m. (ET). Putterman defeated Burgin three times a year ago, all in straight sets.
Putterman was one of four Bears who advanced to the round of 16 in singles: senior Kareem Farah, junior Tim Noack and senior Gary Parizher. Noack made an appearace in the quarterfinals as the No. 15 seed before falling to Wade Herboth of Kenyon, 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 7-5. Farah, the No. 21 seed, dropped his round of 16 match to Burgin, 6-2, 6-3, while Parizher, the No. 7 seed, was taken down by Gerber in the round of 16, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.
Washington U. had four doubles teams reach the round of 16 and two in the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Adam Putterman and sophomore Ross Putterman advanced to the quarterfinals before being upset by Heerboth and Robert Turlington of Kenyon, 8-6. Parizher and junior Jeffrey Hirsh made a run to the quarters as an un-seeded team before being defeated by third-seeded Samuel Geier and CJ Williams of Kenyon, 8-3.
In the B Singles Draw, junior Max Franklin and sophomore Eric Zishka advanced to the quarterfinals before dropping a match on Saturday. In the B doubles draw, junior Naveen Chadalavada and Zishka defeated Eric Bruynseels and Eric Vannatta of DePauw University, 8-5, in the championship match on Sunday. With the win, Chadalavada and Zishka gain an automatic bid to the main draw at the 2013 USTA/ITA Central Regional.
Bear Notebook: Farah and Parizher each recorded their 100th victory this weekend becoming the 12th and 13th player in school history to achieve the feat.