This is the third time in Petty’s six seasons where he has signed a top-20 recruiting class. Petty produced the No. 19 class in 2010 and then the No. 16 class a year ago which was previously the highest ranking in school history.
“We’re obviously thrilled our recruiting class was recognized this high nationally,” said Petty, a two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year honoree. “All four of these young ladies will make an impact on our program and we are excited to get them on campus. We expect big things out of this group.”
Petty’s class featured a pair of five-star recruits in Hawaii native Sarah Dvorak and Katelyn Jackson out of Arkansas, along with two international prospects in Hortense Boscher (France) and Sabrina Federici (England).
Dvorak is the top-rated recruit out of the state of Hawaii and the No. 16 prospect nationally, according to tennisrecruiting.net. Jackson, meanwhile, was the No. 1 player in the state of Arkansas and No. 73 recruit nationally.
The recruiting ranking does not include the signing of Federici, who inked her national letter of intent with the Lady Raiders in late April to further bolster Tech’s incoming class.
Tech’s No. 14 ranking was the highest among Big 12 programs as Oklahoma (No. 24) was the only other conference opponent ranked in the top 25. Baylor also received votes but fell just outside the top 25.