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PLAYERS

JACQUELINE BENTON

CATHERINE BRYANT

KATE DESILVA

SARAH DU BOSE

CAILIN GOFF

LAURA ANNE HATCHER

SANDRA TARANHIKE

LINDSAY TATE

EMILY WILKINSON

RAN ZHANG


2016 TENNIS ROSTER Name

Cl.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Jacqueline Benton

So.

5’1

Raleigh, N.C./Broughton

Catherine Bryant *

Sr.

5’3

Raleigh, N.C./Saint Mary’s

Kate DeSilva

Fr.

5’6

Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson

Sarah Du Bose

Jr.

5’4

Charlottesville, Va./Virginia Episcopal

Cailin Goff

Jr.

5’10

Dunn, N.C./Triton

Laura Anne Hatcher

Jr.

5’8

Fayetteville, N.C./Terry Sanford

Sandra Taranhike

Fr.

5’2

Harare, Zimbabwe/Gateway

Lindsay Tate

Fr.

5’7

Siler City, N.C./Jordan Matthews

Emily Wilkinson

Fr.

5’1

Kitty Hawk, N.C./First Flight

Ran Zhang

So.

5’4

Kumming, China/Kumming

* captain

Head Coach: Meredith Vincent

Assistant Coach: Ryan Phelps

Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Puja Patel, Marvin Wheeler

2014-15 TEAM STATISTICS Overall record: 13-6 USAS: 9-3 Region: 11-5 Singles

Home: 7-4

Away: 5-2 Neutral: 1-0

Overall

Dual

Tour

USAS

1

2

3

4

5

6

Nat’l

Reg’l

Strk

10

Career

Jacqueline Benton

7-8

7-8

0-0

6-4

---

---

---

1-0

4-7

2-1

0-0

0-0

L2

5-5

7-8

Taylor Brennan

2-2

0-0

2-2

0-0

---

---

---

---

---

---

0-0

0-0

L1

2-2

24-11

Catherine Bryant

19-6

14-3

5-3

11-1

11-1

3-2

---

---

---

---

0-0

1-0

W6

8-1

19-16

Sarah Du Bose

5-6

2-3

3-3

2-2

---

---

---

---

1-0

1-3

0-0

0-0

W1

4-5

7-11

Mary Katherine Fagan

9-5

5-3

4-2

3-2

---

---

---

---

2-1

3-2

0-0

0-0

W2

5-3

9-5

Cailin Goff

12-5

12-5

0-0

7-4

---

---

5-0

7-5

---

---

0-0

0-0

L1

4-5

25-10

Caroline Hunt

12-5

11-4

1-1

8-2

---

2-0

9-4

---

---

---

0-0

0-1

W5

7-2

54-29

Mack Thompson

6-7

4-4

2-3

4-1

---

---

---

2-4

2-0

---

0-0

0-0

L1

4-4

15-14

Ran Zhang

17-6

14-3

3-3

10-1

3-3

11-0

---

---

---

---

0-0

0-0

W12

9-0

17-6

93-52

73-35

20-17

53-19

14-4

16-2

14-4

10-9

10-8

9-8

0-0

1-1

.641

.676

.541

.736

.778

.889

.778

.526

.556

.529

.000

.500

Totals Percentage

Overall

Dual

Tour

USAS

1

2

3

Nat’l

Reg’l

Strk

10

Taylor Brennan/Caroline Hunt

Doubles Teams

1-1

0-0

1-1

0-0

---

---

---

0-0

0-0

W1

1-1

Catherine Bryant/Ran Zhang

14-6

13-3

1-3

10-1

13-3

---

---

0-0

0-0

L1

8-2

Sarah Du Bose/Mack Thompson

0-2

0-0

0-2

0-0

---

---

---

0-0

0-0

L2

0-2

Taylor Brennan/Mack Thompson

3-0

0-0

3-0

0-0

---

---

---

0-0

0-0

W3

3-0

Sarah Du Bose/Mary Katherine Fagan

3-0

1-0

2-0

1-0

---

---

1-0

0-0

0-0

W3

3-0

Catherine Bryant/Caroline Hunt

0-2

0-2

0-0

0-0

0-2

---

---

0-0

0-0

L2

0-2

Mack Thompson/Ran Zhang

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

---

0-1

---

0-0

0-0

L1

0-1

Jacqueline Benton/Mary Katherine Fagan

0-4

0-4

0-0

0-1

---

---

0-4

0-0

0-0

L4

0-4

Cailin Goff/Ran Zhang

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

---

0-1

---

0-0

0-0

L1

0-1

Cailin Goff/Caroline Hunt

10-2

10-2

0-0

8-1

1-0

9-2

---

0-0

0-0

L1

8-2

Jacqueline Benton/Mack Thompson

3-3

3-3

0-0

3-1

---

1-1

2-2

0-0

0-0

L1

3-3

Cailin Goff/Mack Thompson

2-1

2-1

0-0

1-1

---

1-1

1-0

0-0

0-0

W1

2-1

Jacqueline Benton/Caroline Hunt

1-1

1-1

0-0

0-1

---

1-1

---

0-0

0-0

L1

1-1

Mary Katherine Fagan/Cailin Goff

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-1

---

---

0-1

0-0

0-0

L1

0-1

Jacqueline Benton/Sarah Du Bose

1-2

1-2

0-0

1-2

---

---

1-2

0-0

0-0

W1

1-2

40-29

33-23

7-6

25-11

14-5

12-7

7-11

0-0

0-0

.580

.589

.538

.694

.737

.632

.389

.000

.000

Totals Percentage


COACHING STAFF MEREDITH VINCENT Meredith Record (Years).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-11 (2) Home Court. . ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith Tennis Complex Alma Mater/Year.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohio State University/2005 Phone. . ............... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8804 Email.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mtvincent@meredith.edu

Meredith Vincent joined the Meredith Athletics program as Head Tennis Coach in July 2013. Vincent guided her team to a fourth-place USA South Athletic Conference finish in 2015 with a conference record of 9-3 (136 overall). The Avenging Angels advanced to the tournament semifinals with help from Rookie of the Year Ran Zhang, along with AllConference recipients Catherine Bryant and Caroline Hunt. In her first season at Meredith, Vincent’s squad recorded just one conference loss in 2014 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 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 after joining the staff in the fall of 2006. In her seven seasons with the Eagles, Vincent helped the team to five University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships and six trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a pair of second-place finishes. 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 was part of the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year on four occasions. While at Emory, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 136-46 with 22 all-America honors and three UAA MVP awards. Vincent also brings four years of Division I playing experience to Meredith. She played two seasons for Virginia Tech before transferring to Ohio State to complete her eligibility in 2005. During her senior year with the Buckeyes, Vincent led the No. 1 doubles pair. A native of Cincinnati, Vincent served as both the tennis pro and the teaching professional at the Hyde Park Tennis Club in addition to teaching at the College of Wooster, Denison University and Virginia Tech camps. Vincent graduated from Ohio State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

RYAN PHELPS (ASSISTANT COACH) Ryan Phelps joined the Meredith College tennis staff in August 2015 as the assistant coach. Phelps began his coaching career in 1998 with Apex High School, and led the Cougars to eight conference championships, multiple regional wins, and a state title during his 14-year tenure. He earned Southwest Wake Conference Tennis Coach of the Year honors on 12 occasions, and his team collected the NCHSAA State Sportsmanship Team Award. He began a teaching career the Wake County Public Schools in 1997 and remains at Apex as the co-chair of the healthful living department. Phelps also serves as coordinator of the Physical Education Pupil Instructor Program (PEPI). High school students develop and implement physical activities for local elementary school programs. In 2012 Phelps became a tennis instructor at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, North Carolina where he coaches players ages 5-to-18 and facilitates adult tennis programs.

PREVIOUS RECORDS Year

W

L

Seasons

2014-15

13

6

Vincent

2013-14

13

5

Vincent

Meredith Vincent - Meredith Career

26

11

2

% age

0.703


USA SOUTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 13 institutions across the Southeast. Full members include Averett University, Covenant College, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Huntingdon College, LaGrange College, Piedmont College, Mary Baldwin College, Maryville College, Meredith College, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and William Peace University. Agnes Scott, Salem College and Wesleyan College will become full members beginning with the 2016-17 year.

SPORTS INFORMATION MEDIA INFORMATION All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting requests and other related sports information requests

MEREDITH COLLEGE QUICK FACTS

should be sent to Wendy Jones, Asst. Athl. Dir./SID/SWA,

Location .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C.

at joneswen@meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.

Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ 1891

BROADCASTING INFORMATION

Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 1,885

The 2015-16 sports season will feature live video streaming of

Nickname.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenging Angels

most Meredith College home athletic events. The schedule for

Colors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon, Black and White

athletic events can be found on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.goavengingangels.com.

GOAVENGINGANGELS.COM Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.goavengingangels.com throughout the 2015-16 season. The site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coach bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Affiliation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division III Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Jo Allen Athletic Director.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Myers Asst. Athl. Dir./SID/SWA... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Jones Athletics Department Phone .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8205 Athletics Web Site.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . goavengingangels.com

facebook.com/meredithavengingangels twitter.com/AvengingAngels goavengingangels.com/information/recruits/blog

Mailing Address.. . . . . . . 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 SID Office Phone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8811 SID Email.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . joneswen@meredith.edu


ATHLETIC FACILITIES WEATHERSPOON GYMNASIUM The home to Meredith’s basketball and volleyball teams. The facility provides up-close seating for over 500 spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool.

MEREDITH ATHLETIC FIELD AND TRACK COMPLEX The home to Meredith’s soccer, cross country, track and field and lacrosse teams. The complex includes a lighted competition level track, a FieldTurf artificial playing surface capable of supporting soccer and lacrosse games and a storage facility. Future phases of the project will include a grandstand, hospitality areas, support facilities, restrooms, brick arcade and locker rooms. The cross country team uses the complex as well as the College’s 225-acre campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway.

Caroline Hunt and Puja Patel lead the Avenging Angels at No. 1 doubles.

MEREDITH SOFTBALL COMPLEX

MEREDITH TENNIS COMPLEX

The home of Meredith softball includes an irrigated Bermuda outfield

The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted tennis

with updated irrigation system in the infield to enhance playing

courts. The courts bear a “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded by a

conditions. A new backstop wall offers improved viewing for spectators

green outer court. This scheme helps to heighten the visibility of the ball

while providing added protection. Recent addition of protective fencing

for players and fans.

safeguards players and coaches while in the dugout.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE

MEDICAL SERVICES

Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National

The athletic training staff provides excellent care for student-athletes.

Collegiate Athletic Association. Division III athletics offers student-

The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer,

athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who

Tammy Holleman and Assistant Athletic Trainer Rebecca Edwards.

successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing

Dr. Doug Martini of Cary Orthopedic serves as the program’s team

all aspects of college life. Student-athletes who compete at this level

physician. In addition, Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the

can receive academic and need-based financial assistance. The

UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Services

athletic department is staffed and funded like any other department in

and equipment provided include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound,

the College.

injury ice and electrical stimulation.

ACADEMICS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by

Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory

its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference

Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates

recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming

community service. Past volunteer work includes Special Olympics

an Academic All-Conference team. In 2015, 66 Meredith students were

of Wake County, Habitat for Humanity, Service Raleigh, and the USA

named to the team. The Meredith athletics program further recognizes

South Athletic Conference’s Cans Across the Conference and Pennies

student-athletes who earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA as members of the

for a Purpose.

Athletics Director’s Club and those who earn a perfect 4.0 GPA with the Vice-President’s Scholar-Athlete Award.


WHAT MAKES US STRONG Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women’s colleges in the U.S. Meredith also offers coeducational graduate programs in business, education and nutrition, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs in pre-health and business, a dietetic internship program, a didactic program in dietetics and a paralegal program. Rankings: Meredith College is consistently ranked in the top 10 colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” according to The Princeton Review. Majors, minors and concentrations: 80

Average class size: 17 Faculty: 120 full-time teaching faculty members. 90% of fulltime professors hold doctoral or terminal degree in their field. Internships: Recent placements include Credit Suisse, Lenovo, RTI International, SAS, and Michael Kors.

Multicultural students: 25%

PERCENT OF MEREDITH STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD. (COMPARE THAT TO A 9% NATIONAL AVERAGE.)

Athletics: 8 NCAA Division III teams

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Enrollment: 1,885 including 241 graduate students. Students come from 26 states and 39 countries.

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94 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNSHIPS, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OR ANOTHER KIND OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING.

Campus: Historic 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater on a lake, seven residence halls and student apartments, student center, indoor swimming pool and fitness center, athletic field and track complex.

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

2 MEREDITH IS ONE OF ONLY TWO WOMEN’S COLLEGES IN THE WORLD ACCREDITED BY THE ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS.

Student clubs and organizations: 100 Freshmen who receive financial assistance: Over 95% Average amount of financial assistance awarded to freshmen: $25,369

94 PERCENT OF OUR GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED OR PURSUING GRADUATE STUDY WITHIN A FEW SHORT MONTHS OF GRADUATION.


2016 TENNIS SCHEDULE Date Opponent

Time

Date Opponent

Time

Sep. 11

vs. Emory @ Elon, N.C.

9 a.m.

Mar. 15

Methodist *

3 p.m.

Sep. 18

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville 9 a.m.

Mar. 18

at Agnes Scott

4 p.m.

Sep. 19

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville 9 a.m.

Mar. 19

at Huntingdon *

1 p.m.

Sep. 20

vs. Methodist University Invitational @ Fayetteville 9 a.m.

Mar. 20

at LaGrange *

12 p.m.

Feb. 19

Queens (N.C.)

3:30 p.m.

Mar. 23

at William Peace *

4:30 p.m.

Feb. 23

at Chowan

3:30 p.m.

Mar. 26

Covenant *

11 a.m.

Feb. 25

at Barton

2:30 p.m. Apr. 2

at Mary Baldwin *

1 p.m.

Feb. 27

Piedmont *

11 a.m.

Apr. 3

at Ferrum *

10 a.m.

Feb. 29

N.C. Wesleyan *

1:30 p.m.

Apr. 3

at Averett *

3 p.m.

Mar. 2

at Greensboro *

1 p.m.

Apr. 9

Maryville (Tenn.) *

12 p.m.

Mar. 2

at Salem

4 p.m.

Apr. 15

USA South Tournament - Quarterfinals

TBA

Mar. 7

vs. Swarthmore @ Puerto Rico

TBA

Apr. 16

USA South Tournament - Semifinals

TBA

Mar. 9

at University of Puerto Rico

TBA

Apr. 17

USA South Tournament - Finals

TBA

* - Conference Game Home Games in bold

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