St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis will send two singles players and a doubles team to the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Individual Championships, held Thursday-Saturday, May 22-24, at Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Freshman John Carswell and junior Ross Putterman will represent Washington U. in the 32-man singles draw, while Putterman and freshman Jeremy Bush were one of 16 doubles teams selected. This marks the third-straight season Putterman has competed in the doubles championship.
Carswell has posted a 41-12 overall record in his rookie campaign, including a 24-3 mark in singles. He enters the NCAA Championship riding a 16-match winning streak at No. 2 singles. Carswell was named the 2014 University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.
Putterman has a 14-13 overall record in singles, including a 10-10 mark while playing top position for the Bears. He has a 45-35 career mark playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles for Washington U.
Bush and Putterman are 21-8 this season and posted a third-place finish at the 2013 USTA/ITA Division III Doubles Championship in the fall. The duo has won five-straight matches, and has a 13-6 record while playing No. 1 doubles. Putterman is a two-time ITA All-America selection in doubles, and advanced to the quarterfinals a year ago with Adam Putterman.
Washington University will host the Central Region of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship Friday-Sunday, May 9-11, at the Tao Tennis Center and Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis. The Bears are the top seed in the six-team regional and the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Championship. The Bears received a first-round bye and will take on the winner of No. 4 seed Coe College (24-7) and Earlham College (16-6) at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Dwight Davis.