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Duke Set for NCAA Regionals
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/08/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – With the conclusion of the 2019 ACC Fencing Championships, the sixth-ranked Duke fencing team will turn its attention to the postseason as they compete in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Saturday, March 9 in Easton, Pa.

A fencer’s performance at regionals will have a direct impact on their chance at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, as both their regular season resumé and placing at the regional meet will be considered when the field is selected next week.

Live results for Saturday’s competition can be found here.

FLASHBACK TO 2018

LAST TIME OUT

  • The 2019 ACC Fencing Championships were highlighted by foilist Zoe Superville and epeeist Maria Papadopoulos garnering bronze medals in their respective weapons.
  • As a team, both the sixth-ranked men and women placed second overall behind top-ranked Notre Dame in the team standings.

SUPERB SABERISTS

  • Ping Ping Kitsiriboon leads the men’s saber squad with 49 victories followed by Ben Stone with 41.
  • On the women’s side, Sapienza not only leads the women’s saber squad but the entire team with 55 wins.

FIERCE FOILISTS

  • Gianneschi and Harvey, who both posted top-10 finishes at regionals last year, lead the women’s foil team with 49 and 48 wins, respectively. ACC bronze medalist Superville is right behind with 42.
  • Last year’s regional podium finisher Rushing spearheads the men’s contingent with 50 wins and followed closely behind is Gronningsater.

EXCEPTIONAL EPEEISTS

  • 2017 All-American Hammarberg headlines the men’s epeeists with 46 wins under his belt while Joe Choo and Amit Sarma own 39 and 36, respectively.
  • Freshman Ava Navarro owns 51 wins this season as a rookie followed by fellow rookie Huda Aldadah with 45.

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WOMEN’S EPEE
Ava Navarro
Claudia Wrampelmeier
Maria Papadopoulos
Huda Aldadah

WOMEN’S FOIL
Rhiannon Harvey
Julia Gianneschi
Zoe Superville
Kristen Coury

WOMEN’S SABER
Alex Gorman
Lindsay Sapienza
Sarah Hung
Brenda Yang

MEN’S EPEE
Bryn Hammarberg
Joe Choo
Amit Sarma
Aidan McGinnis

MEN’S FOIL
Eoin Gronningsater
Brycen Rushing
Jonathan Schwartzman
Austin Li

MEN’S SABER
Terence Lee
Ping Ping Kitsiriboon
Ben Stone
Duncan De Caire

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