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Two Players Sign NLIs to Join Women's Tennis in 2013-14

Nov. 28, 2012

Two players - Lexi Borr and Emily Safron - have signed National Letters of Intent to play tennis at Boston College in 2013-14, according to an announcement made by head coach Nigel Bentley.

Borr - a blue-chip recruit - joins the Eagles out of Westfield, N.J., and Westfield High School while Safron - a five-star recruit - comes to the Heights from New York, N.Y., and the Professional Children's School.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be adding Lexi Borr and Emily Safron to our team next year," Bentley said. "They are two outstanding student-athletes who represent what Boston College's tennis program is all about."

"They have tremendous integrity, they are hard working students in the classroom, and they are top national players," Bentley said. "They will have an immediate impact in the Northeast Region, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and on the national stage. Emily and Lexi always have smiles on their faces, and each of them is a perfect fit for our team."

Borr currently ranks as the No. 1 recruit in New Jersey and the No. 13 recruit in the nation according to Tennis Recruiting Network. She is considered the No. 2 player in the 18-and-under Eastern USTA rankings. The Westfield, N.J., native emerged victorious in six straight rounds to reach the finals of the 2012 Super Spring National in Mobile, Ala., and made it to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Orange Bowl in the 16-and-under division.

While at Westfield High School, Borr went 88-3 in her career winning the New Jersey state individual state tournament as a senior without dropping a set and clinching the decisive point in the team state championship as a sophomore.

"I chose Boston College because it will give me the opportunity to excel in the classroom, and further develop on the tennis court, with enthusiastic coaches and teammates," Borr said. "I am so excited to begin the next chapter of my life at Boston College."

Safron currently ranks as the No. 3 recruit in New York and the No. 26 recruit in the nation according to Tennis Recruiting Network. The New York, N.Y., native was selected as a 2010 USTA Eastern Award Winner.

On the tournament circuit, Safron has excelled. She won the 2012 regional national tournament in Birmingham, Ala., in the 18-and-under division after winning the same tournament in 2011 in St. Louis, Mo. The future Eagle represented the Eastern Section at the FedCup in the 18-and-under division leading her team to a fourth-place finish - the highest finish ever for the East. Safron reached the Round of 16 at the Spring Super National in the 18-and-under division and came in third in the national open in Philadelphia in the 18-and-under division.

"With a perfect location, amazing academics, and a great team and coaching staff, my decision to choose Boston College was easy," Safron said. "I cannot wait to play alongside the girls on the team, and I know the coaches will help me bring my game to the next level."

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