The Boilermakers will play their first Saturday-Sunday home series of the spring.
Schmidt in 2011-12:Record - Single (19-8) (8-7 Big Ten) ... Doubles (16-10) (8-7 Big Ten) ... helped lead team to first Big Ten Tournament Championship ... played entire season at No. 3 singles ... went 4-0 in singles at the Big Ten Tournament to help team claim title ... beat two ranked singles players during season, #67 Nelly Ciolkowski of Clemson and#66 Brittany Wowchuk of Northwestern ... six of her eight singles losses went three sets ...began the season winning her first 12 matches including wins against #30 Yale, #22 Tulsa, #41 Indiana, and #14 Clemson ... with double partner Jennifer Rabot won seven consecutive matches including #37 Long Beach State and #41 Indiana ... Schmidt and Rabot played as the No. 1 throughout the doubles season.
Schmidt in 2010-11: Records - Singles: 21-15 (7-3 Big Ten); Doubles: 22-14 (5-5 Big Ten) ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week recipient for clinching win against Ohio State with victory against Gabby Steele 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and defeat of Penn State's Denisa Zobeideh 6-3, 6-0 ... received highest all-time ITA ranking for a Purdue woman or team at No. 13 with doubles partner Jennifer Rabot ... had team's best singles record against Big Ten foes with 7-3 mark ... defeated Iowa's No. 46 nationally ranked doubles team of Molnar and Young ... led team in fall singles record at 9-4 and doubles mark at 9-3 with Rabot including wins over White/Falkin (Illinois), Plotkin/Fahoum (Duke), Brown/Fellerhoff (Louisville), and Harutyunyan/Jogasuria (Akron) ... strung together spring and Big Ten singles streaks of four matches against Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Before Purdue: Ranked 47th in class of 2010 by tennisrecruiting.net ... won consolation singles bracket at 2009 USTA Nationals in Tallahassee, Fla., defeating three ranked foes on way ... defeated 580th-ranked player in WTA in Nicaragua in 2009 ... advanced to semifinal of doubles bracket at 2009 Summer Splash Regional Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. ... advanced into fourth round of singles draw at 2009 USTA National Clay Court Championships in Memphis ... won three ITF G18's doubles titles ... won the "Bronze Ball" in G18's Doubles at the USTA National Clay Courts with her partner ... trained at Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Personal: Given name is Mara Elizabeth Schmidt ... born in Denver ... parents are Paul and Rossana Schmidt ... younger sister to Bryanna Schmidt ... majoring in health sciences.