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  Kristy Borza
Kristy Borza

Player Profile
Hometown:
Beaver, PA

Position:
Assistant Coach

04/04/2012

Women's Tennis Outlasts Duquesne, 4-3

The Panthers win four singles matches to secure the victory.

A three-time MVP and former captain of the women's tennis team at Pitt, Kristy Borza enters her second year as an assistant coach with the Panthers.

A 2009 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Borza currently holds the all-time school records in single-season singles wins (28), career singles wins (91), career doubles wins (85) and combined wins (176). She also ranks second in most doubles wins in a season (23).

Borza became the fastest player in Panther history to record 100 career victories after competing in just 137 career matches. As a junior, she joined the 100-Victory Club on September 14, 2008 after she defeated Denise Liebschner of Seton Hall (6-1, 6-0) en route to her second Women's Eastern Collegiate Championship. Borza is also the first-ever Panther to achieve an ITA singles ranking and finished her junior year ranked #26 in the ITA.

Alongside then-double teammate Leah Friedman, Borza obtained the first-ever ITA East region doubles ranking (No. 13) in her freshman year. That was the lone ranking for any Big East school in that top-14 poll.

Off the court, Borza earned the 2008-09 Big East/Aeropostale Institutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Additionally, as a three-time member of the Big East Academic All-Star Team and four-time Dean's List honoree and member of the Athletic Director's High Honor Roll. She was named Pitt's 2009 Blue-Gold Award recipient and has her name etched on the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Walk.

As assistant coach, Borza was able to return to coach her own doubles teammate of two years, Elizabeth Adams, and help her make her own mark in Pitt tennis history. In 2011, Adams tallied her 68th career doubles win, which ties Fran Davis for second place on the all-time career doubles victories in the program's record book. Adams is also second overall in overall wins with 138 career victories.

In another interesting twist to Borza's first year of collegiate coaching, her younger sister, Kimmy, was a freshman member of the Pitt women's tennis team.

The Borza name bears a legacy in Pitt tennis history, as Kristy was preceded by her older sister, Nikki, who served as team captain for three years and lettered at Pitt during the 1999-2003 seasons. She recorded a team-high 18 wins her freshman year and went on to be named the team's MVP. Nikki finished her career with a 63-49 singles record and 49-45 in doubles, and currently holds Pitt's ninth-best combined record with 112 career wins. After serving as a volunteer assistant coach for three seasons, Nikki was hired as the assistant coach of the women's tennis team she was formerly captain of, and was given the opportunity to coach her younger sister, Kristy, who is fulfilling the same role in coaching Kimmy today.