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

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. 


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. 

Head Coach Erica Jasper on Meredith Hopson:

“Meredith came in as one of our more seasoned competitors in this freshman class, and she hasn’t disappointed.  She plays a physical style of tennis and has benefitted greatly from our work with strength and conditioning coach Molly McKinnon.  Already a very confident and competent singles player, it’s been exciting to see Meredith’s progress in doubles.  She has probably shown the most improvement of anyone on the team in her doubles play.”