Adam Putterman Named UAA MVP to Highlight Six All-UAA Honorees
St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 2013 — Washington University in St. Louis had six student-athletes named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Tennis Team, as announced Thursday by the conference office.
Senior Adam Putterman highlighted the honorees by earning Most Valuable Player honors. He is the fifth player in school history to earn conference MVP honors. In addition, head coach Roger Follmer and assistant coaches Mark Tabscott and Mike Merbaum were named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year for the third time.
Putterman, a six-time all-UAA selection, was named first team at No. 1 singles and first team at No. 1 doubles with sophomore Ross Putterman. He posted a combined 6-0 record at the UAA Championship, with three straight-set singles victories. Putterman defeated No. 23 ranked Eric Halpern of Emory University 6-3, 6-3 in the championship match. Putterman has a 41-15 combined record, and is seventh on the all-time Washington University wins list (152).
Ross Putterman was also a combined 6-0 at the UAA Championship, earning first-team honors at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles. He won all three of his singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 13 ranked Alex Ruderman of Emory in the championship match. A three-time all-UAA honoree in his career, Putterman has a 25-15 overall record this season, including at 15-7 mark with Adam Putterman in doubles.
Senior Gary Parizher also posted a perfect 6-0 record at the UAA Championship, earning first-team all-UAA honors at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with junior Jeffrey Hirsh. Parizher, who has five all-conference honors in his career, secured the Bears’ second conference title in school history with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 5 singles over Emory’s Elliott Kahler. Parizher has a 33-8 overall record this season, including a 14-4 mark with Hirsh in doubles. He is seventh on the all-time singles wins list (77) and 11th in all-time victories (124).
Junior Tim Noack earned second-team honors at No. 3 singles after posting a 2-1 record. Noack, who earned all-UAA honors for the second time in his career, had straight-set victories against Brandeis University in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals against No. 13 Case Western Reserve University. Noack has a 21-11 overall record this season, including a 15-9 mark in singles.
Senior Kareem Farah picked up second-team all-UAA honors at No. 6 singles, earning all-conference accolades for the second time in his career. Farah posted a 2-1 record in singles at the UAA Championship, earning wins over Brandeis and Case. He has a 27-16 overall record in 2012-13, and is ninth on the WUSTL all-time wins list (126).
Washington University won its second UAA Championship in school history with a 5-4 victory over No. 3 ranked Emory April 28 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Bears have won 14-straight matches, the second-longest winning streak in school history, and have a 17-5 overall record. Washington U. gains the league’s automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship, making its 14-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.