TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis earned ITA Academic Team honors for the second straight season and had five student-athletes earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Julia Mikulski earned the honor for the third straight season, while Petra Hule and Carla Touly earned the honor for the second year in a row. Emmanuelle Salas and Ana Oparenovic earned the honor for the first time.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2018 and spring 2019).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).
Julia Mikulski went 12-6 in singles and 11-5 in doubles during the 2018-19 season. She only dropped seven sets all spring and won five matches in straight sets. Mikulski earned a perfect 4.0
Petra Hule finished the spring with a 9-5 singles record and a 16-7 doubles record. She earned big wins over No. 31 Georgia Tech’s Victoria Flores, No. 42 Notre Dame’s Rachel Chong and No. 3 Duke’s Kaitlyn McCarthy. She earned a 3.875 in Editing, Writing and Media.
Carla Touly was a consistent force for FSU at the top of the lineup with a 13-9 record in singles and 10 wins over ranked opponents. Touly also went 16-6 in doubles, earning herself second-team All-ACC honors and a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship. Touly earned a 3.792 GPA in Media Communication Studies.
Ana Oparenovic made an immediate impact in her first and only season on campus after transferring in from Arkansas. She went 14-9 in singles and 16-9 in doubles, earning her third-team All-ACC honors. Oparenovic was also named the ITA Southeast Region Player of the Year. She earned a 3.885 GPA in Psychology.
Emmanuelle Salas also made an impact for the Noles in her first season of competition. She went 17-5 in singles and 14-8 in doubles earning herself second-team All-ACC honors. She also earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Oparenovic. Salas earned a 3.938 GPA in Management.