stop
Uploaded Ad
article image
Courtesy: Andy Mead
Maria Papadopoulos
Four Blue Devils Compete at Nationals
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/16/2018
BDN+ Premium Content
Related Links

LOUIS, Mo. – Members of the Duke fencing team competed at the 2018 National Championship and July Challenge at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Mo., including former Blue Devil Alec Ajnsztajn, rising sophomores Julia Gianneschi and Maria Papadopoulos and rising redshirt sophomore Ben Stone.

Stone highlighted the competition with an 18th-place finish in Division I Men’s Saber. Stone recorded a 5-1 record in pool play to earn a bye in the table of 128 before falling in the table of 32 Canada’s Erwin Cal (15-6), the top-ranked U20 fencer.  

Papadopoulos also had a solid showing in St. Louis with an 11th-place finish in Junior Women’s Epee. Like Stone, Papadopoulos went 5-1 in pool play to earn a bye in the table of 256, allowing her to win three bouts before falling in the table of 16 to eventual gold medalist Greta Candreva (15-9).

Also competing over the weekend was Ajnsztajn and Gianneschi. Ajnsztajn hit the strips for Division I Men’s Epee and concluded his time in St. Louis in 122nd while Gianneschi placed 93rd in Division I Women’s Foil.

#GoDuke

DUKE NEWS ARCHIVES
DUKE VIDEOS
BDN+ LIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Men's Basketball Countdown to
Fri, Oct 19 at 8:00 PM
Duke Football Vs Virginia
Sat, Oct 20 at 11:00 AM
Coach Cutcliffe Weekly Press
Tue, Oct 23 at 11:55 AM
Duke Football At Pittsburgh
Sat, Oct 27 at 11:00 AM
PHOTO GALLERIES MORE ALBUMS
FENCING HEADLINES