March 4, 2022

Hule Upsets Nation’s Ninth-Ranked Player

Raleigh, NC – FSU’s Petra Hule pulled off a major upset Friday defeating the nation’s ninth-ranked singles player but the 25th-ranked FSU women’s tennis team had to play short-handed once again Friday due to injury. With just two doubles teams and five singles players, the Seminoles (6-4, 1-2) were unable to upset the nation’s second-ranked team falling 6-1 to NC State (12-1, 1-0).

Despite starting 0-1 down in doubles, the Seminoles pushed two ranked doubles teams as they fought to take the match’s first point. Kianah Motosono and Olympe Lancelot faced off versus the No. 51 doubles pair dropping the match and the point with a 4-6 result. On court one, Petra Hule and Anna Arkadianou faced the nation’s No. 16 doubles pair and had them even at 5-5 when the point was decided.

In singles, all eyes were on court one where Hule, ranked No. 33 in the nation, faced off against No. 10 Jaeda Daniel. Hule dropped the first set 0-6 before fighting back to take set two 6-3. Hule dominated the tiebreaker winning 10-3. This was the third ranked win of the dual match season for the Australian who came into 2022 with seven career wins over nationally-ranked singles opponents.

The Seminoles continue ACC play on the road  Sunday versus No. 15 Wake Forest. For the most up-to-date information on the Seminole Women’s Tennis program, please follow us on social at FSUWTennis (IG) and @FSU_WTennis (TW) and log on to Seminoles.com.

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