|Alma Mater:||Cal '07|
(Updated July 2016)
Zsuzsanna Fodor begins her first season as associate head coach and fourth season overall with the Florida State women’s tennis program. A two-time All-American in both singles and doubles at Cal who also spent several years playing professional tournaments around the world, Fodor looks to continue to build and bring success to the Seminole tennis program.
In 2015-16, the Seminoles posted a 14-13 record and reached the second round of the ACC Tournament. Senior Daneika Borthwick was named First Team All-ACC and reached the singles draw of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in her career.
In Fodor's second season, the Seminoles finished 16-11 and reached the ACC Tournament semifinals. The run to the semifinals included wins over higher ranked teams from Notre Dame (No. 36) and Miami (No. 15). Along the way, Borthwick was named the ITA Southeast Region Most Improved Senior of the Year. Additionally, freshman Gabriella Castaneda won a team-high 26 matches as the 'Noles beat five ranked opponents.
In 2013-14, the Seminoles posted a 16-13 record and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the 18th time in school history. Kerrie Cartwright and Borthwick each reached flight finals at the Furman Fall Classic while Majlena Pedersen won the singles B draw at the ITA Southeast Regional.
The team posted an 11-3 record at home, including ranked wins over USF, LSU and Virginia Tech. The Seminoles advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 ACC Championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Championships after defeating No. 27 Arizona, 4-3, to open the tournament.
As a six-time Hungarian national champion, Fodor brings an extraordinary array of experience to the Florida State Seminoles coaching staff.
In 2008, Fodor was the assistant coach of women’s tennis at the University of California, Berkeley where the Cal Golden Bears advanced to the NCAA team championship finals and completed the season ranked No. 3 in the ITA. That same year, the Golden Bears’ pairing of Jana Juricova and Mari Andersson captured the NCAA doubles title.
As a player at Cal, Fodor was twice named to the All-Pac-10 First Team (2006 and 2007). She first earned the honor as she captured the 2006 Pac-10 singles championship on her way to being named Pac-10 Player of the Year.
Coupled with fellow All-American Susie Babos, Fodor also received conference recognition as part of the 2007 Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year as they posted a 21-7 record together.
Fodor earned an ITA No. 3 singles ranking and a No. 2 doubles ranking as a junior in 2006 as she won the ITA Northwest Regional Championship doubles title with Babos. In the fall of 2005, she won the singles title at the ITA Northwest Regional Championship.
She arrived at Berkeley after transferring from Mississippi State, where she was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005.
Fodor received a degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies in 2007 and currently resides in Tallahassee, Fla.