ST. LOUIS, Mo.
- Duke freshman Charles Copti turned in a 23rd-place finish in
Division I men's saber at the US Fencing North American Cup, and fellow saber
Eugene Chung placed 43rd out of 129 participants at the national
competition on Friday.
Copti and Chung both went 4-1 in the opening pool format
round but were forced to square off against one another In the second round's
single-elimination bracket format. Copti got the better of his sophomore
teammate, coming away with a 15-13 victory, but fell 15-12 to eventual
fifth-place finisher Timothy Morehouse.
Also representing the Duke women was freshman saber
Isabella Barna, who placed 43rd out of 151 entries. Barna went 4-2
in the first-round pool play and defeated Amanda Han 15-11 in her opening bout
in round two.
Duke junior epee Dylan Nollner will compete on Sunday
beginning at 8 a.m. Nollner, who won silver at the 2012 U-20 Junior Olympics
and placed 10th at the Junior World Championships with Team USA, is
Duke's top returning epee following a 33-11 record as a sophomore in 2012.
Division I Men's
Saber (129 Participants)
24. Charles Copti
43. Eugene Chung
Division I Women's
Epee (151 Participants)
43. Isabella Barna
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