Marcy Hora-Cava
Marcy Hora-Cava

Position:
Head Coach


04/03/2014

FAU Tennis' Natalia Tomaszewicz Knows How to be a Team Player

Tomaszewicz has posted an 8-1 singles record this season

01/10/2013

Women's Tennis Opens Spring Season at Home Against Miami on Friday

Owls coming off 10-win season in 2012

10/19/2012

Women's Tennis Begins Play at ITA Southeast Regional

Tournament action continues on Saturday, October 20 at USF

10/17/2012

Women's Tennis Begins Season at ITA Southeast Regional

Owls return four experienced players in singles and doubles

06/18/2012

Three Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Women's cross country, women's tennis and men's golf earn awards for top APR scores

Marcy Hora-Cava was named Florida Atlantic's head women's tennis coach in the fall of 2008 after 10 years at the professional level as a player and coach.

Hora-Cava in her sixth season as head coach finished the season strong, going 9-6 in her last 15 matches of the season. She also coached two players to 13 wins in singles and had five players with winning records.

Hora-Cava led the Owls to a win increase in her first three years, highlighted by a 13-12 record in 2011. FAU tallied its first winning season since 2004 under Hora-Cava's guidiance.

The success from 2011 carried over with the Owls posting back-to-back winning season in 2011 and 2012. Hora-Cava guided the team to a first-round victory over Arkansas State University in Sun Belt Conference Championships. FAU won 10 matches and had a six-match winning streak during the spring. Hora-Cava led the Owls to victories over in-state foes Jacksonville, Florida Gulf Coast and Bethune-Cookman.

She played an instrumental role in the doubles tandem of Marlene Ryan and Justine Humair earning all-conference honors in 2011. The duo posted a 9-4 record together and was one of three doubles teams to have a winning record last season.

Prior to FAU, Hora-Cava served as a tactical police officer for the Boca Raton Police Department and helped coordinate and budget the Police Athletic League (PAL). She currently holds the position of secretary for the PAL. Hora-Cava's experience as a tennis coach included working with PAL, as well as at the Meadow Club in Southampton, New York and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Hora-Cava also has a distinguished background as a player. She competed internationally playing in nine countries and 20 states and was a member of the University of Miami tennis team. While at UM (1998-2002), Hora-Cava was a two-time Big East champion and NCAA participant and served as the 2001 team captain. Hora-Cava earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications where she had a double emphasis in criminology and photography.

Prior to her time at UM, Hora-Cava held national rankings in singles and doubles since the age of 12 and held a top 5 Florida ranking and top 50 national ranking throughout those years as well. She was named the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Player of the Year and was named the "Player of the Month" numerous times.

Hora-Cava was born and raised in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area and married Matthew Cava in August of 2008. The couple has two sons, Paxton and Max.

Hora-Cava Year-by-Year Results

Year Wins Losses Pct.

2009 7-17 .292

2010 9-11 .450

2011 13-12 .520

2012 10-9 .526

2013 8-10 .444

2014 10-11 .476

Total 57-70 .443

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