Tennis honors for MCHS graduate

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Rachel Wolfe

Rachel Wolfe, a 2009 graduate of Marshall County High School, earned TranSouth Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week honors, as the RedHawks went 2-2 for the week with victories over Tennessee Wesleyan and Xavier University. MMC's two losses came against top-ranked Auburn Montgomery and 10th-ranked William Carey.

Wolfe defeated Xavier University's Ashley McGill, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles and she and Jeanna Stanford of Pulaski posted an 8-6 doubles victory at No. 3 against McGill and Jordyn Goody. Against Tennessee Wesleyan Wolfe won 6-0, 6-1, over Spencer Creekmore in singles and she and Stanford recorded an 8-0 victory in doubles versus Britten Friedrich.

In May 2009, when Wolfe signed a Letter of Intent to attend Martin Methodist on a tennis scholarship, the Tribune reported that she was a four-year letter winner at MCHS, and ranked fifth in her class academically.

In her final year as a Tigerette, Wolfe made it all the way to the sub-state tournament in Nashville.

"Donelson Christian Academy No. 1 seed Caroline Fly had her hands full with top-seeded Tigerette Rachel Wolfe as the two talented ladies battled over two hours in a three-set barnburner before Fly eventually prevailed (2-6, 6-4, 3-6)," wrote Anthony Puca at the time.