Women's Tennis to Start Dual-Match Play
Jan. 21, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
The Boston College women's tennis team will start dual-match play on Friday, Jan. 24 at Brown. The schedule is full of challenges and includes 11 matches against nationally ranked teams and eight opponents ranked in the top 25. Currently the Eagles are ranked #64 nationally and #3 in the Northeast. Some of the schedule highlights include matches against regional rivals Harvard, Dartmouth, Brown and Boston University. The schedule also includes many national powerhouses including #3 North Carolina, #9 Miami and #10 Duke.
"We have a schedule that gives us lots of opportunities to reach our goals," said head coach Nigel Bentley. "We compete against the best teams in our region and the ACC includes many of the nation's top teams. We are a young team and are getting better every day. We are working hard and excited to play."
One of the highlights for the team in individual tournament play has been freshman sensation Lexi Borr., who is having a great start to her college career. The Blue Chip recruit from
BCeagles.com caught up with Lexi and asked her a few questions.
How do you feel with the team season about to start?
"I feel confident going into our first team dual match on Friday against Brown. I have been working very hard on and off the court to get my game to the next level so I'm excited to finally start competing."
Your singles record is an impressive 9-3. What are some of keys to your strong start?
"I think that some keys to my strong start this season is that I am more motivated than ever to play my best tennis. I have also taken a lot of time to improve certain aspects of my game. Above all, I think the most important key to my success is that I am enjoying myself on the court."
You and Jessica Wacnik are ranked #3 in the Northeast Region and have a solid 13-2 record. What makes you and Jess click?
"I think Jessica and I have very different game styles that complement each other when playing together. We have improved our communication during, and In between points which has really helped us. We feel really comfortable playing together, and have seemed to figure out what works and what doesn't. We both have a similar intensity on the court so together we really click."
"Lexi is an extremely hard worker. She is so focused and well prepared," said head coach Nigel Bentley. "She has been extremely well coached at home. She is a great competitor with a terrific attitude. She loves tennis and is very talented."