Head Coach Jimmy Borendame JIMMY BORENDAME Head Coach First Season Butler (2002)
Jimmy Borendame, an assistant coach the last five seasons at Virginia Tech, including in 2009 serving as associate head coach, is in his first season as head men’s tennis coach at Drake University. Last season, the nationally-ranked Hokies posted a 15-8 mark en route to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, where Virginia Tech advanced to the second round after defeating UNC Wilmington, 4-2. The Hokies twice achieved a program-high national ranking of No. 21 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) polls. Borendame was named the ITA Mideast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008, becoming one of only eight assistant coaches nationwide to receive the honor. During his tenure in Blacksburg, Va., he spearheaded recruiting, planned team travel, managed NCAA compliance, assisted with budget management, coordinated fund raising via Advantage Hokies (tennis booster club) and oversaw the strength and conditioning program. “Jimmy Borendame comes with an excellent coaching pedigree, including competitive and recruiting success, and demonstrates his fit with the Drake Athletics commitment to the holistic student-athlete experience,” Drake associate athletic director Heather Weems, who chaired the search committee, commented. “We are excited to have Jimmy join the Drake team, and know he has the ability to elevate the strong tradition in men’s tennis.” During his last five years at Virginia Tech, Borendame helped lead the Hokies to a 70-56 (.556) record, including three NCAA Tournament appearances. He furthered the development of Luka Somen, the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Borendame, 30, came to Virginia Tech after spending one season at William and Mary (2003-04), where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. While working with the Tribe, he helped William and Mary achieve a No. 38 national ranking, with victories over nationally-ranked Virginia Commonwealth and Tennessee.
Jimmy Borendame is in his first season leading the Drake program after being named head coach on Aug. 18, 2009.
In addition to his time at William and Mary, Borendame served as an assistant coach at West Virginia (2002-03), while also working as an assistant tennis professional at Woodstock Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. A Wheaton, Ill. native, Borendame played collegiate tennis at Butler University, where he earned a national doubles ranking as high as No. 33, en route to posting a school record 101 doubles victories. A USPTA certified instructor, Borendame was tabbed to coach the 2006 and 2007 Mid-Atlantic National Junior teams that participated in the national championships in Champaign, Ill. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Butler University in 2002 and a master’s degree in sport management from West Virginia University in 2003. Borendame is married to the former Genevieve McNeill.
Head Coach Drake University, 2009-present Associate Head Coach Virginia Tech, 2008-09 Assistant Coach Virginia Tech, 2004-08 William & Mary, 2003-04 West Virginia, 2002-03
ITA Mideast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, 2008
Butler University, 1998-2002
Bachelor’s Degree - Finance, Butler, 2002 Master’s Degree - Sport Management, West Virginia, 2003
Jimmy and his wife Genny.
2010 Drake Bulldogs MAOR ZIRKIN
Student Assistant Coach First Season Maor Zirkin is in his first season as student assistant coach for the Bulldogs after a decorated playing career at Drake. He ranks first in school history with 228 victories...Senior (2008-09): Became the first-ever two-time winner of the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Award after posting a team-best 53-18 combined singles/doubles ledger...Junior (2007-08): Netted a 51-10 combined singles/ doubles record in the spring...was 21-1 on the dual campaign in singles and 25-4 overall...accounted for Drake’s lone point versus 18th-rated LSU in the NCAA Tournament with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over nationally ranked Jan Zelezny... finished 10th in the final ITA Central Regional singles rankings, while rating fifth in doubles with Dalibor Pavic...went 6-0 in league singles to earn his third straight first team All-MVC honors, at the No. 2 position...went 25-6 in doubles with Pavic to claim the duo’s second consecutive first team All-MVC doubles recognition at the No. 1 slot...twice selected as the MVC Player of the Week...registered a 7-4 combined singles/doubles ledger in the fall, despite being hampered with injuries throughout the campaign...finished 3-1 in singles play, recording his third singles crown and first at the top flight at the MVC Individuals... reached the main doubles draw with Pavic at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships...earned first team All-MVC ScholarAthlete recognition...Sophomore (2006-07): Netted a 56-7 combined singles/doubles slate en route to being tabbed as the MVC Player of the Year...was 26-4 in singles competition, including 20-1 in the dual campaign...paired with Pavic to go 27-1 in doubles competition...the duo achieved the highest national ITA ranking in school history at No. 17 on Feb. 21 and earned All-MVC honors at the top doubles slot... captured titles at the MVC Individuals at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with Pavic...had a 7-6 combined ledger during the fall campaign...Freshman (2005-06): Registered a team-best 37-7 singles record, including 17-1 at the No. 2 position...posted 13-2 mark in doubles with Pavic...named All-MVC at No. 2 singles.
Senior Porto Alegre, Brazil Pastor Dohms
Senior (Fall 2009): Posted a 5-7 combined singles/doubles ledger, including a 3-2 doubles record...Junior (2008-09): Registered a 32-26 combined singles/doubles record, including a 21-10 mark in singles play...crafted a 5-1 MVC mark in singles en route to all-conference accolades at the No. 5 position...won eight of his final 10 singles contests... turned in a 6-3 combined singles/doubles ledger, including 5-1 in singles in the fall...won the “B” singles bracket at Drake Fall Invitational with 4-0 mark...split two matches in singles at ITA Central Regional...Sophomore (2007-08): Netted a 16-9 combined singles/doubles mark in the spring, including a 6-1 ledger on the singles court...was 3-1 with Bokang Setshogo in doubles action...posted a 3-3 doubles mark, while going 3-4 in singles play in the fall...advanced to the finals of the No. 3 doubles draw with Ivan Mendoza at the MVC Individuals before falling 8-6 to Illinois State...Freshman (2006-07): Assumed the No. 4 position in the Bulldogs’ lineup and netted 14-8 singles mark in the dual campaign, including 3-2 in MVC play...teamed with Setshogo to post a 10-5 doubles ledger, including 4-0 in league action en route to All-MVC honors at the No. 3 position...claimed the No. 6 singles crown at the 2007 MVC Individuals...registered 2-6 and 2-5 records, respectively, in singles and doubles action in the fall...High School: Ranked as high as first and third in doubles and singles, respectively, in Brazil juniors... Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1988, in Porto Alegre, Brazil... majoring in finance and economics...son of Renato and Ligia Marsiglia...awarded the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award for 2008-09. Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Totals
Singles Doubles 2-5 3-2 21-10 11-16 9-5 7-4 18-14 14-18 50-34 35-40
Combined Total 5-7 32-26 16-9 32-32 85-74
2010 Drake Bulldogs MAURICIO BALLIVIAN
Junior Santa Cruz, Bolivia Colegio Internacional Bilingue Enters the spring ranked No. 39 nationally with Cesar Bracho in doubles and second in the ITA Central Region...also rated 18th in region in singles...Junior (Fall 2009): Collected an 11-7 combined singles/doubles ledger...posted a perfect 4-0 mark in doubles with Bracho en route to collecting the doubles title at the Drake Fall Invitational...registered a pair of singles wins over Minnesota and dealt Nebraska’s Benedikt Lindheum a three-set setback at the ITA Central Regional... Sophomore (2008-09): Finished the campaign with a 4521 combined singles/doubles record, including a team-best 23-9 doubles mark...went 9-1 in his final 10 singles matches, including 6-0 in MVC play to capture all-conference accolades in singles...was 15-7 in doubles with Ivan Mendoza, including 5-1 in league action to capture All-MVC honors at the No. 2 position...named three times as MVC Player of the Week...ranked No. 17 in final ITA Central Region poll... posted a 9-6 ledger, including 6-2 in doubles in the fall... paired with Maor Zirkin to claim doubles crown at Drake Fall Invitational, while finishing second to him in the top singles draw...was 1-1 in doubles with Zirkin at D’Novo All-American Championship...Freshman (2007-08): Registered a 39-11 combined singles/doubles record...finished 18th in the final ITA Central Regional singles rankings, while rating 10th in doubles with Mendoza...became third consecutive Bulldog to earn MVC Freshman of the Year accolades...named first team All-MVC at No. 4 singles...netted 20-4 doubles ledger with Mendoza...High School: Top rated singles and doubles player in his home country...invited to compete for a spot in the player pool which comprised the 2005 and 2007 Bolivian Davis Cup team...Personal: Born Oct. 19, 1988, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia...majoring in entrepreneurship...son of Juan Carlos and Maria Rosa Ballivian. Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 Totals
Singles Doubles 6-5 5-2 22-12 23-9 19-6 20-5 47-23 48-16
Combined Total 11-7 45-21 39-11 95-39
Junior Rochester, Minn. John Marshall
Junior (Fall 2009): Went 1-1 in singles play at the Drake Fall Invitational...also appeared in two doubles matches and came up short of victory in both...Sophomore (2008-09): Recorded 4-3 combined singles/doubles ledger...went 1-1 in singles at the MVC Individuals...fell in the “B” singles and main doubles quarterfinal rounds at Drake Fall Invitational... High School: A three-year team captain at John Marshall High School...twice named an all-conference selection...a two-time academic scholar-athlete award winner...garnered a third-place showing in doubles at the 2007 Minnesota state tournament...Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1989, in Rochester, Minn....majoring in health sciences...son of Tony and Terri Enquist. Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Totals
Singles Doubles 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-1 3-3 2-3
Combined Total 1-3 4-3 5-6
Sophomore Luque, Paraguay Communidad Educativia A.L.V.A. Enters the spring ranked No. 39 nationally with Mauricio Ballivian in doubles and second in the ITA Central Region, while sitting 13th in the singles tabulations...Sophomore (Fall 2009): Injuries limited him to playing only at the Drake Fall Invitational, en route to an 8-0 combined singles/doubles ledger...defeated teammate Mauricio Ballivian to capture the “A” flight singles crown, while teaming with him to win the doubles title...Freshman (2008-09): Joined team at start of spring semester and didn’t make his first Drake appearance until April 4, 2009, at Indiana State, where his singles victory at the No. 3 position secured a 7-0 win...finished the campaign with an 11-3 combined singles/doubles record, including 6-1 in doubles with Maor Zirkin...earned All-MVC accolades with Zirkin at the top doubles slot with a 4-1 record...High
2010 Drake Bulldogs
School: Attended Comunidad Educativia A.L.V.A....earned top ranking in Paraguay for U16 and U18 divisions...twice won National Masters Cup in Paraguay...member of 2008 Davis Cup team...played number one singles for his country at the South American Olympics or ODESUR (The South American Sports Organization)...Personal: Born Feb. 8, 1989, in Asuncion, Paraguay...undecided on major...son of Vicente and Carmen Bracho. Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Totals
Singles Doubles 4-0 4-0 5-2 6-1 9-2 10-1
Combined Total 8-0 11-3 19-3
pionship in Israel and was the top nationally ranked player for five years straight in his age group...represented Israel in European championships as well as other world tournaments...Personal: Born July 13, 1989, in Tiberias, Israel... majoring in accounting...son of Yossi and Orit Hadash... brother Ishay plays collegiate tennis at Minnesota.
Sophomore Wildwood, Mo. Lafayette/Coe College Joined team to begin spring campaign as a transfer from Coe College...Prior to Drake: Collected a 28-22 combined singles/doubles mark as a freshman in 2009 at Coe...registered a 2-1 singles and 1-1 doubles record this past fall at the Midwest ITA Regional...High School: Attended Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Mo., where he posted a 35-4 combined singles/doubles ledger as a senior, en route to a fourth-place doubles finish in the state tournament...netted a 24-1 combined record as a junior...played his first two prep campaigns at Crystal Lake South High School in Crystal Lake, Ill., where he registered a 61-8 singles ledger, en route to consecutive top-16 finishes in the Illinois state tournament...held top-10 district (12-16s), top-20 regional (12-16s) and top-100 national (18s) rankings across several age divisions as a prep athlete...Personal: Born May 23, 1990, in Dallas, Texas... majoring in business...son of Jeff and Jan King.
Sophomore Lapid, Israel Maccabim-Reut/Minnesota Joined team to begin spring campaign... Prior to Drake: Appeared in two singles matches a year ago at Minnesota posting a 1-1 mark at the No. 5 position...finished the 2009 fall campaign with an 8-6 record in singles play for the Golden Gophers...High School: Ranked among the top 200 players on the ITF under 18’s rankings...claimed one national cham-
Freshman Hilton Head Island, S.C. Heritage Academy Freshman (Fall 2009): Crafted a 6-6 combined singles/doubles mark in 12 fall matches...reached semifinals of “B” singles draw at Drake Fall Invitational, while making quarterfinals in doubles bracket with Sergey Dulin...High School: Attended Heritage Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C....ranked in the top-five in South Carolina in the U-18 division as a senior... finalist at Singapore Men’s National Open...reached quarterfinals in singles play at Singapore Men’s National Open as a freshman...semifinalist in doubles draw at ITA tournament
2010 Drake Bulldogs
held on the campus of the University of North Carolina in 2009...member of National Honor Society...Personal: Born Oct. 4, 1990, in London, England...undecided on a major... son of Micky and Bern Drake. Year Fall 2009 Totals
Singles Doubles 3-4 3-2 3-4 3-2
Combined Total 6-6 6-6
Freshman Sfax, Tunisia Mahmoud Magdich Joined team to begin spring campaign and will be eligible to compete for the Bulldogs to start the 2011 spring campaign...High School: Attended Mahmoud Magdich School in Sfax, Tunisia...top-rated player in Tunisia...member of Tunisian Davis Cup squad, while also competing for country at Big Under-16 and Under-18 tournaments...Personal: Born June 26, 1989, in Sfax, Tunisia...majoring in business...son of Abdelfetah Ghorbel and Nadra Trigui Ghorbel.
Freshman Edinburgh, Scotland Merchiston Castle School
Freshman Windhoek, Namibia Akrikaanse Hoer Seunskool Joined team to begin spring campaign... High School: Attended Akrikaanse Hoer Seunskool in Gauteng, South Africa...twotime member of Namibian Davis Cup squad...second-rated U-18 player in South Africa and No. 1 in Namibia as a senior...ranked 10th in South Africa and No. 1 in Namibia as a junior...top-rated U-16 player and No. 20 in South Africa as both a freshman and sophomore...Personal: Born May 17, 1991, in Gauteng in the Republic of South Africa...majoring in health sciences...son of Peirre and Linda Erasmus.
Freshman (Fall 2009): Cultivated a teambest 11-6 combined singles/doubles mark, including earning victories in his first seven singles matches...captured the “B” flight singles title at the Drake Fall Invitational with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Brendan Ruddock of Minnesota...finished runner-up at the Northwestern Wildcat Invitational in the “B” draw...High School: Attended Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland...the top-rated junior player and fifth-rated player overall in Scotland, represented his country six times in the Four Nations (England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland) Championships, of which Scotland has proven victorious on four occasions...member of four Scottish Championship teams... named Internationalist of the Year in Scotland in 2009...Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1991 in Edinburgh, Scotland...majoring in business...son of Gordon and Beth McKie. Year Fall 2009 Totals
Singles Doubles 8-3 3-3 8-3 3-3
Combined Total 11-6 11-6
Published on Feb 4, 2010