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Q & A with Lexi Borr and Emily Safron



April 22, 2014


Lexi Borr, a freshman from Westfield, N.J., and Emily Safron, a freshman from New York, N.Y., have been key contributors to the Boston College women's tennis team during their rookie campaign. The Eagles, who are ranked 44th, prepare for the ACC Championships which begin this week. Borr and Safron took time out of their busy schedules to sit down with and answer a few questions.

Q: What made you choose Boston College?

Borr: "Boston College is a member of the ACC, which is extremely competitive. We really liked the area too because it is close enough to home that our families can come watch but we can also go home easily for the holidays, which was a big plus. We really liked the team and the coaches as well."

Q: What has been the best moment of the season thus far?

Borr: "It was definitely huge beating Georgia Tech because we were not expected to win that match but everyone played so well. It came down to our sixth position, Wan-Yi. She lost the first set and came back to win so that was a huge moment for the team."

Safron: "What is actually funny about that match too is that I actually played so bad and I was so upset that I lost and I thought I blew it for the team. Everyone was consoling me and then Wan-Yi comes out and totally blew everyone away. That was probably the most exciting moment of the season. I couldn't breathe after the match I was so excited and it was probably the best moment for our team."

"Individually, our win against Wake Forest was the best I have played in a long time and it made me feel great to be able to compete at such a high level."

Q: You two have been key contributors on the team as freshmen, what does this mean to you?

Borr: "It is definitely a great feeling but it is also motivation to keep working hard and keep getting better because winning feels amazing and we want to keep winning and doing what we can for the team."

Safron: "I think our team does a really good job at not categorizing players by classes. We operate as a team.  Everybody just comes together and tries to win."

Q: How is the team chemistry on and off the court?

Borr: "We all became so close this season. Our schedule is extremely busy and we are a small group, so we're constantly spending time together."

Safron: "I genuinely love everyone on the team. I wouldn't want to play with anyone else."

Q: What are your goals for the rest of the season?

Borr: "Definitely our biggest goal is to make it to NCAAs. We are really close and it would be the first time ever making it there in program history, so that would be huge. We are just hoping to play really well and keep our momentum going."

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