Meredith Vincent Muempfer joined the Meredith athletics program in July 2013 as head women’s tennis coach. Under Vincent’s direction, the Meredith tennis program continues to maintain its tradition as a top-tier USA South program.
Both the 2015 and 2016 squads advanced to the conference tournament semifinals falling to the eventual championship team, and Vincent’s first team in 2014 advanced to the finals with just one conference loss. Each of the last three seasons, the Avenging Angels advanced to the USA South Tournament first round in LaGrange, Ga.
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, Muempfer'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.
Muempfer 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, Muempfer joined the Emory staff in the Fall of 2006.
In her seven seasons with the Eagles, Muempfer 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.
Muempfer 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.
Muempfer 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, Muempfer 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, Muempfer 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.
Muempfer graduated from Ohio State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Muempfer 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.