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Meredith Hopson
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Westlake HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2013-14 (Freshman Season)

After posting a 6-3 singles record in the fall tournament season and 15-9 singles record in the regular season, Hopson finished her first season at UNM with an overall singles record of 21-12. She competed primarily in the No. 3 singles position for the Lobos. Hopson completed the 2014 Mountain West Championships with a singles record of 1-1-1.

Hopson finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 16-7. Hopson and teammate Natasha Smith teamed up for a 10-3 regular season record in the No. 2 doubles spot. During the fall, Hopson and Rachana Bhat posted an impressive 4-1 doubles record.

Hopson also received plenty of recognition for academic success during her first year at UNM. She was named to the 2014 Academic All-Mountain West team and was also named a 2014 MW Scholar-Athlete. Additionally, Hopson was named a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete.

Prior to UNM

Hopson is a 2013 graduate of Westlake HS in Austin, Texas. While playing at Westlake, she reached the semifinals of the Texas 5A state tournament despite playing with mononucleosis. She was coached by Kim Riley at Westlake and privately coached by Chris Haggard. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in USTA Texas in the Girls 18's and 16's category. Her highest national ranking by Tennis Recruiting was No. 73 and she had an overall record of 31-22. She was a two-time finalist at the Texas SuperChamps Excellence Tournament. Hopson finished in third place in doubles with Lobo teammate Emily Olivier at a USTA National Open in July. 

Personal

She is the daughter of Keith and Anne Hopson and the older sister of Eric Hopson. Her mother, Anne, played Division I tennis at the University of Arkansas where she was the university's first female scholarship athlete. Her father played tennis, football and ran track at Austin College. Her aunt Beth Forney Reifsteck, played tennis on the men's tennis team (Hendrix College), and her cousins Dr. Matt Forestiere and 1st Lt. Erik Forestiere played baseball (Baylor University). 

Hopson is a nursing major at UNM. She enjoys reading, music, and hanging out with her friends when she’s not on the tennis court.

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