Adam Putterman Wins ITA Central Regional Singles Championship
St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 2011 — Washington University in St. Louis junior Adam Putterman captured the 2011 ITA/USTA Central Region Men’s Tennis singles championship with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kenyon’s C.J. Williams on Monday morning at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Putterman, who also advanced to the semifinals in the doubles draw with freshman Ross Putterman, won seven singles matches in four days to claim the title.
Williams and Putterman traded breaks early in the first set, and were tied at 4-4. Putterman broke Williams to make it 5-4 and held serve to win the first set 6-4. Putterman held onto a 2-1 lead in the second set, and faced a love-40 deficit during his serve. He fought off three-straight game points, and four total, to move ahead 3-1. Putterman would break Williams to make it 4-1 and held on for a 6-3 set-two victory.
Putterman is the third student-athlete in head coach Roger Follmer’s 11 seasons to win the regional singles championship. Brian Alvo won the regional championship on two occasions (2001, 2003) and John Watts was a four-time champion (2006-09). Putterman advances to the USTA/ITA Small College Championships, held Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 13-16, at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala.
Putterman is 9-0 this season in singles and 43-18 for his three-year career.