Men's Tennis Signs Two to NLI
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team has signed Brian Foley and Cris Rivera to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Greg Patton announced Wednesday.

Foley is a native of Henderson, Nev., and has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the Intermountain Tennis Association and as high as No. 37 nationally. He attended Coronado High School and will graduate from K-12 Nevada Virtual Academy. During his junior career, Foley has had the opportunity to receive top-tier training as part of the USTA National High Performance Program at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas.

"This is like an early Christmas gift for our tennis program," Patton said. "Brian is an elite American student-athlete who will make a dramatic impact on our goal to be one of the dominant programs in Division I.  He is also a scholar-athlete who has a proven record of excellence in the classroom as well as on the tennis court. When I learned that Brian had signed on to become a Bronco, I immediately ran out to purchase a new pair of sunglasses as I could foresee how bright our future is going to be."

Rivera hails from Santa Monica, Calif., and was ranked 128th in the nation and third in the Southern California Tennis Association last year at the 16 year-old age bracket.  At the interscholastic level, Rivera led Santa Monica High School to its first state championship appearance since 1966. He also won back to back Ocean League Singles Titles during his sophomore and junior seasons.

"Cris is a tremendous talent who has been riding under the radar due to the fact that he is younger than all of his contemporaries," Patton said. "His greatest assets are his magical athleticism. He could play point guard in the morning, running back in the evening, and tennis in the afternoon and be victorious in all three events."

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