CLEVELAND, Ohio – Duke freshman fencer Joseph Lam tied for third place in the Junior Men’s Foil division at the North American Cup Saturday.
Lam went 5-1 in the first round of pool play and then defeated his next four opponents in the second round. Fellow freshman foil Ethan Yu claimed a tie for 54th place out of 174 entries in the event.
Lam and Yu were two of seven Duke fencers competing in the event. The men’s epee trio of seniors Dylan Nollner and Alessio Santoro and sophomore Ted Cho competed together in the Senior Team Men’s Epee and placed 12th out of 26 entries. Those three guided the Duke men’s epee squad to a 16-8 record in 2013.
Nollner and Santoro will compete again on Sunday in the Division I Men's Epee division.
Also representing Duke was senior saber Nick Carothers, who placed 158th in Division I Men’s Saber, and sophomore Isabella Barna, who placed 161st in Division I Women’s Epee.
North American Cup
November 8-11, 2013
Day Two Duke Results
Junior Men’s Foil (174 entries)
T-3. Joseph Lam
T-54. Ethan Yu
Senior Team Men’s Epee (26 entries)
12. Duke University (Dylan Nollner, Alessio Santoro, Ted Cho)
Division I Men’s Saber (178 entries)
158. Nick Carothers
Division I Women’s Epee (170 entries)
161. Isabella Barna