Jeremy Bush, John Carswell and Ross Putterman Selected to Participate in Men’s Tennis Individual Championships

Jeremy Bush, John Carswell and Ross Putterman Selected to Participate in Men’s Tennis Individual Championships

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.