Tallahassee, Fla. – Fourth-year coach Zsuzsanna Fodor has been elevated to Associate Head Coach of the women’s tennis program, Head Coach Jennifer Hyde announced Monday. Fodor spent the previous three seasons as the Seminoles assistant coach.
“It is an incredible honor and experience to be part of the Florida State Women’s Tennis program, with such a long history of success,” Fodor said. “To work with ambitious, talented, and hard-working players every day is wonderful. I am really grateful for Coach Hyde’s and the athletic department’s support and proud to be a Seminole.”
“Words cannot express how vital Zsuzsi is to our women’s tennis program,” Hyde said. “She has had a tremendous impact on the staff and student-athletes since her arrival here just a few short years ago, and has truly earned everything that comes with the title of Associate Head Coach. She operates each day with a level of integrity and commitment that is unmatched, and is an outstanding role model and leader for our young ladies.”
Fodor was instrumental in the development of Daneika Borthwick, a 2016 graduate and four-time All-ACC selection, including three years under Fodor. In 2016, she was a First Team All-ACC pick while reaching her highest national singles ranking of 31. Borthwick was also a two-time NCAA selection, playing doubles in 2014 with Kerrie Cartwright and singles this past season.
In three years under Fodor, five Seminoles have been ranked in the national polls for a total of 65 weeks.
As a team, the Noles reached the 2015 ACC Tournament semifinals, while Borthwick was named the ITA Southeast Region Most Improved Senior. In 2014, the Seminoles reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting No. 2-seed Arizona in the opener.
A 2007 graduate of Cal, Fodor was an assistant coach at her alma mater in 2008 when the Golden Bears finished No. 3 in the ITA rankings. As a player, Fodor was twice named All-Pac 10 first team (2006 and 2007) and was the 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year and part of the 2007 Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year. She ranked as high as No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles in the ITA rankings as a junior.
“She has played at the highest levels and is able to transfer those skills and experiences to our players to help them practice and compete at the highest levels each day,” Hyde continued. “Our FSU family is blessed to have Zsuzsi on board to step in to the Associate Head Coach position heading in to this summer and the upcoming 2016-17 season.”
Instrumental in recruiting, Fodor helped FSU land a Top 25 recruiting class for the 2016-17 season.
For more information on the FSU women’s tennis team, check Seminoles.com for the latest results and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSU_WTennis), Facebook (http://seminolesweb-8b76.kxcdn.com/FSU.WTennis), and Instagram (@FSU_WTennis).