Purdue's Tirumurti Named Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

March 15, 2011

Big Ten Women's Tennis Weekly Release

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Bhavani Tirumurti, Purdue
Sr. - Chennai, India - Jakarta International School

Purdue's Bhavani Tirumurti earns Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in her career after leading the No. 57 Boilermakers past conference rival and 47th-ranked Indiana on Saturday. Tirumurti and teammate Imogen Golder picked up Purdue's lone doubles win, earning an 8-3 victory over the Hoosiers' Katya Zapadalova and Charlotte Martin at No. 3 doubles. The senior then downed Zapadalova, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), to give Purdue a crucial point at No. 3 singles en route to a 4-3 Boilermaker win. Tirumurti has won eight of her last 10 singles matches and eight of her last 11 doubles contests.

Last Purdue Athlete of the Week: Michelle Sammons (April 20, 2010)

2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 18: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
Jan. 25: Natallia Pintusava, Fr., MINN
Feb. 1: Sam Critser, Fr., MICH
Feb. 8: Brittany Wowchuk, So., NU
Feb. 15: Whitney Taney, Sr., MICH
Feb. 22: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
March 1: Stacey Lee, Jr., NU
March 8: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
March 15: Bhavani Tirumurti, Sr., PUR