Luiza Borges, who played an integral role in perhaps the most successful four-year period in the annals of the East Carolina women's tennis program, is in her third season as assistant women's tennis coach with the Lady Pirates.
Borges joined Tom Morris' staff in the spring of 2010 as a student assistant while completing requirements for her undergraduate degree and was elevated to a graduate assistant's position the following fall. She assists in all phases of the program, ranging from on-the-court duties to academic coordination.
A native of Brazil who spent her formative years in Portugal, Borges concluded a stellar Lady Pirate career that began in the fall of 2004 with an all-time singles record of 81-39 and a doubles mark of 67-34. Her 81 singles victories currently stand second among all women's tennis players in ECU history.
During Borges' playing career under Morris, her on-the-court success and leadership helped the Lady Pirates post the top four single-season win totals in the program's 33-year existence - capturing a pair of 19-victory campaigns in 2006 and 2007 and two 17-triumph springs in 2005 and 2008.
Borges earned her bachelor's degree in business in 2010.