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Lee Places First in Women‘s Foil at NCAA Regionals
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/11/2017
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EASTON, Pa. - The Duke men’s and women’s fencing squads traveled to Easton, Pa., to compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional on Saturday, with nine of Duke’s 20 competing fencers notching top-10 finishes. Leading the way was senior captain Julia Lee claiming first in the women’s foil competition.

In the final round of pool play, Lee logged an 8-3 record and faced off against University of Pennsylvania’s Danielle Ferdon in the final direct elimination to determine first and second place. The Montville, N.J., native was dominate and victorious in the final bout (5-1), giving her an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

For the men, freshman Jonathan Schwartzman continued his stellar rookie campaign with a second-place finish in men’s foil with an 8-3 final pool play ledger.

Junior Pascual Di Tella and freshman Eoin Gronningsater each notched fourth-place performances in their respective weapons. Di Tella posted an 8-3 finish in the final round of pool play in men’s saber while Gronningsater went 7-4 in men’s foil.

Other Blue Devils that finished in the top 10 were freshman Duncan De Caire (7th – men’s saber), junior Jan Maceczek (8th – men’s foil), sophomore Camille Esnault (9th – women’s epee), freshman Lindsay Sapienza (10th – women’s saber) and sophomore Bryn Hammarberg (10th – men’s epee).

The Blue Devils will finish the season at the NCAA Fencing Championships March 23-26 in Indianapolis, Ind. Qualifiers for the national meet will be announced next week.

A full list of how all Duke competitors performed today can be found below:

Men’s Foil
2. Jonathan Schwartzman
4. Eoin Gronningsater
8. Jan Maceczek
14. Will Feldman

Men’s Saber
4. Pascual Di Tella
7. Duncan De Caire
11. Agoston Walter
20. Peter Yang

Men’s Epee
10. Bryn Hammarberg
23. Connor Ghazaleh

Women’s Foil
1. Julia Lee
13. Kristen Coury
17. Zuzu Tang
19. Rhiannon Harvey

Women’s Saber
10. Lindsay Sapienza
20. Haley Fisher
t21. Jennifer Ling

Women’s Epee
9. Camille Esnault
21. Claudia Wrampelmeier
32. Rita Somogyi


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