ACC Freshman of the Week – Feb. 6, 2017
In her first career dual match defeated Margo Pletcher of Utah on court three 6-3, 6-2, also won her doubles match with partner Carla Touly on court two (Jan. 12)…along with partner Andrea Garcia, defeated No. 2 Vanderbilt’s top doubles pair 7-6 (5) to help Florida State secure the doubles point (Jan. 27)…dominated her match on court three against No. 3 Florida 6-1, 6-3 during the College MatchDay event held at the USTA National Center, live on the tennis channel (Feb. 3)… earned ACC Freshman of the Week for her performance against Florida…earned a singles and doubles win against FAU (Feb. 10)…won 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 on court two in singles and 7-5 on court one in doubles…went 2-0 in doubles and singles during military appreciation weekend against the Air Force Academy and Georgia Southern (Feb. 17)…won her first two ACC matches against No. 31 Clemson (Mar. 2) and Pittsburgh (Mar. 4) in three sets on court two…defeated No. 108 Sinead Lohan of No. 42 Miami (March 9) in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 (Lohan is a two-time All-ACC First Team member and was ranked as high as 6th in 2017)…earned her second ranked win of her career against North Carolina (Mar. 18)…defeated No. 24 Sara Daavettila in straight sets 6-4, 6-2…
Enrolled in the fall and had a strong start to her college career, posting an 8-4 singles record and an 11-2 doubles record including two doubles titles with partner Andrea Garcia…went 2-1 in her first tournament, the Furman Fall Classic… she defeated Cassandra Vazquez of North Carolina and Danielle Wolf of Ohio State 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(6) in the fifth-place match… in doubles, Hule and Garcia went 2-1 as well with a win over Chandler Carter and Courtney Meredith of Wake Forest 8-5 in the fifth-place match…In just her second tournament as a freshman, Hule won her first doubles title, she won four straight matches including a 6-3 win over Frey and Varon of Pitt in the finals of the Northwestern Wildcat Invitational…Hule went 2-1 in singles during the same tournament… she made it to the round of 16 in singles in her first ITA Southeast Regional appearance and the quarterfinals of doubles…In her final tournament of the fall Hule garnered her second doubles title of her young career, going 3-0 in the top doubles bracket of the FSU All-Conference Showdown…she made it to the singles final of the top bracket as well with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win over Katarina Kozarov of Furman in the semifinals.
Hule has won six ITF junior doubles titles since 2014, when she made her debut in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings…she holds career high WTA rankings of 1146 in singles and 1109 in doubles…Hule was the best in the state of South Australia for under 14’s, 16’s and 18’s (2013-2017)…has played in the Australian Junior Open each year since 2014, where she made her debut at the age of 14 and played doubles with her older sister, Chloe…was the first person from South Australia to pass the first round since 2011…since 2013 Hule has participated on tour in the United States, Europe, Fiji, and New Zealand. Due to her outstanding performance on the ITF circuit, Hule was selected to represent Australia as “orange girl” in the 2015 Junior Fed Cup, the world cup of tennis… was the winner of the Fiji B2 doubles in 2016.
Petra Hule was born on March 5, 1999…she has an older sister Chloe who plays tennis at the University of Colorado…played the violin or six years growing up…daughter of Angela Hule…majoring in interior design