TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde announced on Monday the signing of Australian junior Petra Hule to complete the class of 2017-18. Hule is expected to join the program in the fall of 2017. “When I visited Florida State it felt like home,” Hule said. “I loved everything about it and I’d never felt more comfortable in a place away from home. I am extremely proud and honored to be able to say that I will be a Florida State student-athlete.”
Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, 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 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.
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.
Hule’s ITF junior ranking currently sits at 372, with an impressive career high of 175.
Hule joins Carla Touly, who joined the team in January, and Czech signee Lucie Prochazkova to complete the 2017-18 class. When she joins the team in the fall, the Seminoles will have players from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as Florida State continues to grow and showcase the international appeal of the program.
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