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CC’s Ratchford solid at No. 1

Name: Olivia Ratchford

School: Central Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Tennis

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.

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