CC’s Ratchford solid at No. 1
Name: Olivia Ratchford
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Ratchford, playing at No. 1 singles, won in straight sets over opponents from Bishop McCort and Somerset, dropping just three games in the two wins.
Season update: Ratchford is 4-0, and the Lady Red Devils are also 4-0.
Coach Kim Cavalier’s quote: “She’s been our No. 1 singles for four years now. She’s an intregal part of the team and is a great leader and teammate. She is always there to help the younger girls and she trains and works year round.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Wagner
Favorite subject: Biology/anatomy
Favorite movie: “Legally Blonde”
Favorite food: Hibachi
Outside interests: Running, hanging out with friends and spending time with family.
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Serena Williams
Best athlete I ever competed against: Westmont Hilltop’s Alyssa Kush
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Tanya and Mark and coaches Kim Cavalier, Randy Wilson and Jamie Taylor
Proudest athletic achievement: Getting to go to states the past three years
How I got my start in tennis: “Mom introduced me to it when I was 5.”
Future goal: Go to college for a medical degree and possibly play tennis.