Adam Putterman Top Seed at USTA/ITA Division III Singles Championship
Mobile, Ala., October 9, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Adam Putterman is the top seed in the eight-man singles bracket of the 2012 USTA/ITA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships, set for Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14, in Mobile, Ala.
Putterman cruised to the USTA/ITA Central Region singles title for the second-straight year by winning seven matches in straight sets. He will take on the winner of Colton Malesovas of Whitman and Aaron Skinner of Trinity on Thursday at 8:30 a.m., in the opening round.
Paul Burgin of Kenyon College is the No. 2 seed, Oliver Loutsenko of Skidmore College is the No. 3 seed, while Andy Hersh of Johnson Hopkins University is the No. 4 seed. Putterman defeated Burgin 6-2, 6-3 on Sept. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind., to win the Central Region Singles Championship.
The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions (and/or at-large selections) from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges. A season ago, Putterman made a run to the national championship singles match before falling to Emory’s Dillon Pottish in straight sets.
Putterman is the eighth student-athlete in head coach Roger Follmer’s 12 seasons to represent Washington U. in singles at the Small College National Championships. Brian Alvo won the Central Regional Championship on two occasions (2001, 2003) and John Watts was a four-time regional champion (2006-09). Watts won the USTA/ITA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles National Championship in 2007 and 2009.
Putterman is 9-0 this season in singles and 68-24 for his four-year career. He has a 125-54 overall record, which ties for eighth most wins in school history.