PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Duke men’s and women’s fencing team continued its road swing in Pennsylvania today at the Philadelphia Invitational. The men finished 4-1 on the day while the women posted a 3-2 record.
The ninth-ranked Blue Devil men picked up wins against NJIT (15-12), NYU (16-11), Haverford (22-5) and SHU (23-4) and fell to Penn (14-13). On the women’s side, Duke topped NJIT (18-9), JHU (23-4) and Cornell (18-9) and were defeated by Penn (19-8) and Temple (16-11).
"The cohension of every squad on both teams was excellent," head coach Alex Beguinet said. "They truly support each other and we look like a team."
For the second weekend in a row, sophomore Eoin Gronningsater led the Blue Devil men with a nearly perfect 10-1 overall ledger in men’s foil. Junior Bryn Hammarberg led the epeeists with nine victories while sophomore Duncan De Caire reeled in nine wins of his own as a saberist. Senior Dean Ischiropoulos and rookie Ping Ping Kitsiriboon collected eight wins each.
Competing for the women, junior epeeist Claudia Wrampelmeier led the team with 11 victories on the day followed by freshman foilist Julia Gianneschi with 10. Last season’s All-American Camille Esnault rounded out the women’s performances with nine victories.
Full team and individual results from the Philadelphia Invitational are listed below.
The Blue Devils will return after a week off Saturday, Feb. 3-4 at the Northwestern Duals.
Duke Men (4-1)
Duke 15, NJIT 12
Duke 16, NYU 11
Duke 22, Haverford 5
Duke 23, SHU 4
UPenn 14, Duke 13
Duke Women (3-2)
Duke 18, NJIT 9
Duke 23, JHU 4
Duke 18, Cornell 9
UPenn 19, Duke 8
Temple 16, Duke 11