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Tim Puetz
Tim Puetz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Usingen, Germany

High School:
Christian-Wirth Schule

Height:
6-1

As a Senior
Fall 2010: Went 2-1 in singles competition during the fall season ... Picked up a pair of wins at the HEB Baylor Invitational before withdrawing due to injury ... Defeated Baylor's Sergio Ramirez and James Langford of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

As a Junior
Fall 2009: Finished the fall season with an 11-4 mark in singles competition ... Won the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional, finishing 6-0 at the tournament ... With the win, qualified for the ITA Indoor Championships ... Picked up a win over Iva Salec of Radford at the ITA All-American Championships ... Competed with Alex Stamchev in doubles and compiled an 11-2 mark ... Won the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional title after finishing a perfect 3-0 during the tournament ... Competed at the 2009 ITA Indoor Championships, picking up a win over Diego Cubas and Ivan Machado of South Carolina ... Participated in the ITA All-American Championship, advancing to the main draw quarterfinals.
Spring 2010: Earned All-America honors after reaching the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Men's Singles Tournament ... Finished the spring season with a 21-7 mark in singles play ... Finished 16-7 against opponents in the ITA Top-124 ... Finished the season ranked 14th in the country ... Posted two victories against opponents ranked fifth or better ... Defeated then-No.4 Guillermo Gomez (Georgia Tech) in three sets (2-6, 6-3, 7-5) ... Topped then-No.5 Alex Lacroix from Florida in two sets during the SEC Championships ... Earned All-SEC First Team honors ... Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 24 ... Paired with Alex Stamchev and competed at No. 1 doubles for the Tigers ... Earned All-America honors in doubles ... Finished the season ranked ninth in the nation ... Reached the NCAA Tournament, but fell in the first round ... The pair finished the spring season 16-8 overall ... Had two wins against teams ranked in the top 10 ... Defeated then-No. 2 Davey Sandgren and John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee, 8-5 ... Ranked as high as No. 1, coming on Feb. 18.

As a Sophomore
Fall 2008: Had a record of 3-3 in singles matches ... Competed with Alexey Tsyrenov and amassed a record of 9-2 in doubles matches ... Won the consolation doubles title with Tsyrenov at the ITA All-American Championships ... Also made the doubles semifinals with Tsyrenov at the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional.
Spring 2009: Earned All-America honors after reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with partner Alexey Tsyrenov ... The duo finished the season as the No. 6 pair in the ITA rankings ... Selected for the All-SEC Second Team ... Posted an 18-5 record in singles action during dual competition and was 21-8 overall ... Competed at the No. 1 spot for Auburn in two matches ... Started the spring season with a nine-match win streak ... Won 12 of his first 13 match-ups of the season ... Defeated three of the ten ranked opponents he faced ... Highlighting the dual season was his two-set win over No. 58 Clint Bowles of Florida State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Clinched Auburn's win over South Carolina ... Competed in doubles primarily with Tsyrenov at the No. 1 spot for Auburn ... Compiled an 18-4 dual record and 36-12 mark on the year in doubles play ... Earned nine doubles victories over ranked opponents, including a win over then-No. 8 John Patrick Smith and Davey Sandgren of Tennessee.

As a Freshman
Fall 2007: Did not play and joined the team in January.
Spring 2008: Named to the All-SEC Second Team and the All-SEC Freshman Team ... Honored as SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 19, 2008 ... Finished the season ranked 74th in the nation by the ITA and 20th in the Southeast Region ... In his first season as a Tiger, Puetz put together a team-best record of 18-7, including a 16-6 mark in dual matches ... Posted a 6-5 record in SEC play ... Defeated seven ranked opponents, including No. 68 Steven Forman of Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Won nine consecutive matches at one point in the season ... Had back-to-back match-clinching victories against Brown and No. 24 Oklahoma State ... Went 13-11 in doubles play, competing mostly with Lukas Marsoun (9-9) in the No. 2 position ... Puetz and Marsoun won six matches in a row, including an impressive 8-6 victory over then-No. 15 Arnau Brugues and Ricardo Soriano of Tulsa ... Also played doubles with Pawel Dilaj and Milan Krnjetin.

Prior to Auburn
Two-time state doubles champion ... Played in six ATP events: 2006 Wetzlar Open, 2007 Marburg Open, 2007 Bitburger Tennis Grand Prix Trier, 2007 Roemerberg Open - Buddeberg Cup and the 2007 Germany Open.

Personal
Son of Manfred and Heidi Puetz ... Has one brother, Tom, who plays tennis for UAB ... Plans to major in marketing ... Chose Auburn for the chance to play in the SEC and the great university.

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