Safron Wins Northeast Region Singles Title
July 30, 2014
ITHACA, N.Y. - Boston College rising sophomore Emily Safron won the 2014 Summer ITA Northeast Region open singles championship on July 28 at Cornell University.
It was the second consecutive year that Safron won the tournament.
Safron, the top seed in the bracket, went 5-0 in the tournament and cruised to the quarterfinal round. She opened the weekend with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Emily Bradshaw of James Madison. She then defeated Madison Stevens in the next round, 6-1, 6-1.
Safron's biggest test came in the quarterfinals against Elizabeth Stewart. Safron won the first set, 6-2, before Stewart took the second set, 7-5. The two fought hard in the third and final set, but Safron came away with the 10-7 victory.
The New York, N.Y., product faced third-seeded Marika Cusick of Cornell in the semifinals and came away with a 6-2, 7-6 triumph. In the championship match, Safron handled second-seeded Dena Tanebaum of Cornell, 6-4, 6-3.
The ITA Summer Circuit provides college players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round. It is made up of nine regional circuits and consists of four consecutive open tournaments played during the month of July, leading up to the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana in August.