SAN DIEGO - The University of California San Diego fencing team competed in the season's second and final San Diego Open Sunday at Cathedral Catholic High School. The Tritons earned three podium finishes, including a win in Senior Mixed Saber.
The event featured three Senior Mixed divisions as well as Senior Women's Foil.
Freshman Alexandre Leonelli (San Diego/Canyon Crest Academy) took the victory in Senior Mixed Saber. He was joined on the podium by sophomore teammate Thejas Gulati, who placed second. Gulati won the event at the first San Diego Open back in October.
In Senior Mixed Foil, senior Mitchell Shulman recorded a second-place finish. He tied for third in the same weapon last October.
Junior Alex Okamoto placed a team-best seventh in Senior Mixed Epee.
Junior Sophia Holmqvist finished sixth in Senior Women's Foil. She led four Tritons into the top-10 as junior Erica Ho was seventh, sophomore Monique Zhou placed eighth, and freshman Caitlyn Callaghan was 10th.
UC San Diego is next in action Feb. 4-5 at the Northwestern Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
Senior Mixed Epee (43 competitors)
7. Alex Okamoto
9. Sean Callaghan
10. Gerard Heng
11. Scott Phillips
13. Katie Hallsten
20. Amelia Harrison
26. Michelle Caplin
28. Taly Yukelson
31. Brandon Chan
32. Christine Drake-Thomas
42. Avery Coble
43. Aditi Soin