Meredith Vincent joined the Meredith athletics program in July 2013 as head women’s tennis coach. The 2015 Avenging Angels ended the season with an overall record of 13-6. Ranked fourth with a 9-3 conference record, Meredith advanced to the semifinals of the USA South Tournament.
Freshman recruit Ran Zhang earned the 2015 USA South Women's Tennis Rookie of the Year award and was joined by two Avenging Angels with All-Conference recognition.
In her first season with the Avenging Angels, Vincent's 2014 squad recorded just one conference loss and advanced to the USA South Tournament championship match as the second seed. Four players earned an All-Conference nod with two named to the All-Tournament team. One of Meredith’s most decorated student-athletes, Puja Patel earned a nomination for the prestigious 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Vincent assumed her new role with the Avenging Angels after completing seven years with the Emory University Eagles. She was named associate coach of the Eagles women's tennis program in July 2011. Just one year removed from her senior season playing with the NCAA Division I Ohio State Buckeyes, Vincent joined the Emory staff in the Fall of 2006.
In her seven seasons with the Eagles, Vincent helped the team to five University Athletic Association Championships and six trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a second-place finish in 2010 and 2013, third-place finishes in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and a quarterfinal finish in 2008. In addition Emory claimed the 2010 and 2011 ITA National Indoor Championships during her tenure with the program.
Vincent was recognized as the Atlantic South Region's Assistant Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2010, and has been named part of the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year on four occasions. During her seven years at Emory, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 136-46, good for a 74.7 winning percentage. She helped coach Emory's players to two National Champions, 22 all-America honors and three UAA MVP awards.
Vincent also brings four years of Division I playing experience to Meredith. In the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, she played for Virginia Tech before transferring to Ohio State to complete her final two years of eligibility in 2005.
During her senior year with the Buckeyes, Vincent played mostly No. 3 and No. 4 singles, while leading the No. 1 doubles pair. Her expertise in doubles play will be a focus with the Avenging Angels.
A native of Cincinnati, Vincent served as both the tennis pro and the teaching professional at the Hyde Park Tennis Club in Cincinnati, in addition to teaching at camps at College of Wooster, Denison University and Virginia Tech.
Vincent graduated from Ohio State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Vincent has strong ties to Meredith and to Raleigh and was actually named for the college. Her mother graduated from Meredith and remains closely connected to the campus and community as well.