Olin’s racket man

Adam Putterman, BSBA’13, was named the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men’s Tennis Central Region Senior Player of the Year this month, just days before graduation.

Putterman joins Andy Hersh (John Hopkins), Richard Meyer (Williams) and Nicholas Ballou (California Lutheran) as a finalist.

Putterman will represent Washington U. in the NCAA Division III 32-man singles draw, while he and sophomore Ross Putterman were one of 16 doubles teams selected. This marks the second-straight season Adam Putterman will participate in both the NCAA singles and doubles championships.

Putterman has posted a 44-15 overall record as a senior, including a 25-6 mark while playing No. 1 singles. The 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player, Putterman has a 155-67 overall record and is seventh on the all-time Washington University wins list (155). He is ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in singles after placing fifth at the 2012 ITA/USTA Division III National Championships in the fall, and made a run to the NCAA quarterfinals in singles a year ago.

The Bears’ No. 1 doubles team, the Puttermans are 17-7 this season and earned first-team all-UAA honors. The duo has won nine of its last 10 matches, and has a 12-5 record while playing No. 1 doubles.

Thanks to BearSports.wustl.edu for this story.

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