MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Duke fencing team concluded the weekend at the USFA Junior Olympics Championships this afternoon in Memphis, Tenn., as freshmen Maria Papadopoulos and Gabrielle Zegers and redshirt freshman Ben Stone took the strips for the junior division at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Zegers kicked off competition Friday in Junior Women’s Saber and finished the weekend in 72nd with a 4-2 ledger in pool play. The Fair Oaks, Calif., native earned a bye in the table of 256 and ultimately fell in the table of 128.
On Sunday, Papadopoulos competed in Junior Women’s Epee and capped the day in 37th. The product of Ashburn, Va., posted a nearly flawless 5-1 record in pools to earn a bye in the table of 256 before concluding her time on the strips in the table of 64.
Stone concluded Duke’s time in Memphis today in Junior Men’s Saber and placed 38th. Stone produced a perfect 6-0 ledger in pool play, earned a bye in the table of 256 and fell in the table of 64.
The Blue Devils will travel down Tobacco Road to Chapel Hill Feb. 24-25, for the ACC Championships.
Junior Women’s Saber (189 entries)
72. Gabrielle Zegers
Junior Women’s Epee (228 entries)
37. Maria Papadopoulos
Junior Men’s Saber (256 entries)
38. Ben Stone