Purdue's Schmidt Earns Final Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

Purdue's Mara Schmidt has been named the Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week.

Purdue's Mara Schmidt has been named the Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week.

April 26, 2011

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Mara Schmidt, Purdue
Fr. - Bradenton, Fla. - Edison Academics

Purdue's Mara Schmidt reels in the final Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor of the season after helping the No. 68 Boilermakers to back-to-back conference wins over the weekend. Schmidt and Jennifer Rabot, the 54th-ranked doubles pair in the country, defeated Penn State's Petra Januskova and Denisa Zobeideh, 8-4, at No. 1 before Schmidt downed Zobeideh at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-0, en route to a 6-1 team win. The Boilermaker duo then took an 8-5 decision over Ohio State's Kelsey Haviland and Cami Hubbs at No. 1 doubles on Sunday. Schmidt clinched the match at No. 3 singles, defeating Gabby Steele, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, to help Purdue claim a 4-3 win over the No. 62 Buckeyes and earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

Last Purdue Athlete of the Week: Bhavani Tirumurti (March 15, 2011)

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
March 22: Sonja Molnar, Jr., IOWA
March 29: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
April 5: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
April 12: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
April 19: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
April 26: Mara Schmidt, Fr., PUR

 

 

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