James Hopper
James Hopper
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Montgomery, N.J.
High School: Montgomery
Major: Biomedical Engineering

First-year (2019-20): Recorded one of the best individual seasons in program history as a first-year player… Named the ITA Division III National Rookie of the Year, after also being named the Central Region Rookie of the Year… Claimed All-America status for his play in both doubles and singles… Won the ITA Cup Division III Doubles National Championship with partner Matthew Chen in the fall… Placed fifth in the ITA Cup singles draw… Became the first player in team history to win an ITA Fall Central Region Championship, winning both the singles and doubles tournament (with Chen)… Claimed All-University Athletic Association honors for his play at both singles and doubles… Secured UAA Athlete of the Week honors on four occasions (three times in the fall and once in the spring)… Was ranked first nationally in the final doubles rankings, while checking in at seventh nationally and second regionally in the final singles rankings… Finished the season with a 31-2 doubles record, falling just two victories shy of the program’s single-season record… Was 15-1 in doubles play in the spring, including a 15-1 ledger in no. 1 doubles matches… Was 16-1 in doubles play during tournaments… His .939 doubles winning percentage is tied for the second-best in a single season in program history, and ranks as the best career mark ever by a Spartan with at least 30 doubles wins… Went 24-2 when paired with Chen in doubles matches… Added a 21-4 singles record, including marks of 16-1 in tournament play and 5-3 in the spring… Marks the 12th-most singles wins in a season, and the 10th-best winning percentage (.840)… Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Was a four-year member of the Montgomery High School tennis team, serving as a team captain during both his junior and senior years... Coached in high school by Raheel Saleem... Was also coached by Glenn Michibata... Was the New Jersey runner-up for singles as a senior and earned a spot on the all-state team... Won the state championship for doubles as a sophomore... Helped his team win three state championships... Born July 5... Son of Jonathan and Natalie.