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Eoin Gronningsater
Blue Devils Conclude April North American Cup
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/25/2017
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BALTIMORE, Md. – The Duke fencing team completed competition at the April North American Cup (NAC), hosted by the United States Fencing Association in Baltimore, Md.

Freshman Eoin Gronningsater competed in Division I Men’s Foil Monday morning and came away with a 15th-place finish. Gronningsater went 2-3 in pool play before winning two straight bouts in direct elimination before falling in the table of 16 to eventual fifth-place finisher Cameron Levy.

Competing alongside Gronningsater was junior Jan Maceczek. Maceczek compiled an 0-6 ledger in pool play and finished the day 66th.

Rookie Ben Stone kicked off competition for the Blue Devils Friday in Division I Men’s Saber and tallied a 5-1 record in pool play before receiving a bye in the table of 64. Stone was defeated in the table of 32 by eventual eighth-place finisher Evan Prochniak to earn 19th place.

Fellow classmate Zuzu Tang tallied two victories during pool play in Division I Women’s Foil before falling in the table of 64, finishing the weekend 47th.

Sophomore Bryn Hammarberg rounded out Duke’s time in Baltimore with a 2-4 record in pool play in Division I Men’s Epee competition. Hammarberg earned a bye in the table of 128 before falling in the table of 64 to eventual sixth-place finisher Theodore Lombardo to earn 59th place.

Also competing this weekend in Baltimore was former Blue Devil and current volunteer assistant coach Leslie Marx in Vet-50 Women’s Epee. Marx compiled a perfect 5-0 ledger in pool play before earning a bye in the table of 64. Marx reeled off two victories before falling in the table of 8 to silver medalist Beth Slikas.

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