SAN DIEGO - The UC San Diego fencing team opened its 2013-14 season Sunday at the San Diego Open, hosted by the San Diego Division of the United States Fencing Association at Cathedral Catholic High School.
UCSD posted nine top-10 finishes, including a win in sabre by sophomore Travis Tibbitts.
The Tritons were most successful in sabre. Behind Tibbitts, sophomore Drew Dickinson was third, junior Peter Meckling placed fifth, senior Bryson Abilay was seventh and sophomore Megan Gesner was 10th.
In foil, sophomore Eduard Zilinskiy finished third.
The Tritons continue their fall season at the North/South Duals, hosted by UC Irvine on Nov. 3. UCSD will host the annual BladeRunner tournament Nov. 16-17.
Sabre (27 entries)
Travis Tibbitts - 1st
Drew Dickinson - 3rd
Peter Meckling - 5th
Bryson Abilay - 7th
Megan Gesner - 10th
Karinne Caisse - 11th
James Gillcrist - 19th
Isabelle Pinard - 23rd
Elizabeth Shimei - 27th