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Now in the third year of his second stint with the TCU women's tennis team, few coaches in the history of women's collegiate tennis can boast the credentials owned by Dave Borelli.
After leading the TCU women from 2002 to 2006, Borelli returned to the women's sideline on July 21, 2010. In between, Borelli spent four years with the TCU men and oversaw their transition into a new era.
In his first season back on the women's sideline, Borelli took the fourth-seeded Horned Frogs to within a match of returning to the NCAA Tennis Championship for the eighth-straight season. His team racked up 13 wins, including three over nationally-ranked opponents.
Individually, Borelli mentored Katariina Tuohimaa to her fourth-straight All-Mountain West distinction in both singles and doubles. He also helped Gaby Mastromarino earn a spot on the All-MWC singles team for the first time. Making a lineup change late in the season, Borelli landed Tuohimaa and Babanova on the All-MWC doubles team.
The 2012 season saw the Horned Frogs return to prominence in their final season as a Mountain West member as they stormed through the conference season at 7-0 for the regular season crown before capturing the MW tournament title as well on their way to the NCAA tournament for the eighth time in the last nine seasons. The Frogs finished the year ranked 35th in the NCAA.
Borelli added 18 wins to his remarkable total in 2012 and owns a career record of 405-91 as a women's coach. His 400th career win came at Wyoming, while he grabbed his 100th victory as TCU's coach against New Mexico.
Accomplishments in the world of women's tennis have earned him a spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Tennis Hall of Fame. He became only the third male coach ever enshrined by the organization when he was inducted Nov. 13, 2010 in Williamsburg, Va.
Borelli led the squad to its most successful season in program history with a No. 15 rating and NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2005-06, his final season as head coach. He was named ITA Southwest Region Coach of the Year in 2005 and conference coach of the year in 2005 (Conference USA) and 2006 (Mountain West Conference).
Borelli, spent four seasons with the TCU men and, in his final season in 2010, led the squad to the Mountain West Conference tournament championship and the team's 19th NCAA tournament appearance in the last 20 years. The Frog men totaled four MWC titles overall (two regular season, two tournament) under Borelli's tutelage. as he amassed a 54-45 mark as a men's head coach.
Other highlights during Borelli's four seasons with the Frog men's program included four TCU entries in the NCAA Individual Championships and former Frog Cosmin Cotet earning MWC Co-Player of the Year honors in 2008. Additionally, Borelli recorded his 400th career victory during a 2008 road victory over UNLV.
Prior to arriving at TCU, Borelli served as the men's professional tour coach for the USTA. He was in charge of the rookie pro program for USA player development. Several of his players have been ranked in the top-100 in the world, including 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Mardy Fish, Robby Ginepri, Brian Vahaly and Jeff Morrison (Florida, 1999) and Alex Kim (Stanford, 2000) on the pro tour. Brandon Hawk, a former No. 1 player at Texas and All-American, was also coached by Borelli.
A 1974 graduate of USC, Borelli was a four-year varsity member on the Trojan men's tennis team. He was named USC's Outstanding Scholar Athlete as a senior and was an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship recipient.
Throughout his career, Borelli has coached collegiate, professional, club and camp tennis. He spent 14 seasons (1974, 1976-88) at USC, where his teams earned seven national titles, three runner-up finishes and 10 conference championships.
During his time in Los Angeles, he coached five individuals to national collegiate singles titles and two doubles teams to collegiate championships. In total, 25 different players earned 56 All-America honors.
Following the 1981 season, Borelli was named the NCAA National Collegiate Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 33-1 overall record and a third-place national finish. In 1983, Borelli became the youngest coach to win an NCAA women's tennis title at the age of 32 when the Women of Troy finished with a 33-0 record.
In his career at USC, Borelli posted a 302-45 record for an .870 winning percentage. Over an eight-year period, his teams won 88 straight home matches.
After leaving collegiate tennis, Borelli served as the head coach for the Sacramento Capitals, a professional tennis team. He was also a tennis pro at both Sierra Sport and Racquet Club as well as the Copper River Country Club.
In 1997, Borelli was selected as the United States Professional Tennis Association Pro of the Year. He was later a private pro tour coach for four years.
Borelli has served as the chair of the National Collegiate Tennis Coaches Committee, the Western Collegiate Athletic Association, the Pac-10 Coaches Committee and was on the board of directors for the Central California Tennis Association.