Sherrer to continue tennis career in North CarolinaPublished 11:08am Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tennis teams throughout the state of Alabama are breathing a sigh of relief knowing Morgan senior Caroline Sherrer is graduating and out of eligibility.
In six years competing on Morgan’s tennis team, Sherrer won a total of nine state championships, including five singles championships and four more as a member of a doubles team.
That success was a key component that led Sherrer to sign a tennis scholarship with University of North Carolina-Ashville Wednesday.
“Caroline is easily one of the hardest working players I’ve ever seen,” Morgan head tennis coach Baxter Stinson said. “This scholarship is so well deserved.”
With the entire Morgan senior class and her tennis teammates in attendance, Sherrer put her name on the scholarship offer, ending a lengthy recruiting process.
“It is nice to have this decision made, to have this process behind me,” Sherrer said. “At the end of the process, I could not have imagined picking any school other then the one I did. Looking back, the decision was an obvious one.”
Sherrer said she settled on UNC-Asheville in mid-March, taking the pressure off her ahead of the year-end tournaments.
To end the season, Sherrer again won a state championship, claiming the No. 1 AISA singles title and the No. 1 doubles AISA title.
Sherrer earned a singles title in her seventh grade and eighth grade seasons, as well as her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She claimed double titles in her eighth grade season, as well as her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.