SAN DIEGO - The University of California San Diego fencing team won three of six events at the San Diego Open, which was held Sunday at Cathedral Catholic High School.
The UCSD men earned gold and silver in a pair of events. Freshman Ziad Khayat defeated senior teammate Alex Okamoto to take the top spot in Epee, while senior David Hadler bested sophomore Dillon Cooke for the win in Foil.
The UC San Diego women were led by freshman Emma Zmurk, who turned in a gold medal performance in Epee. Senior Erica Ho was the silver medalist in Foil and freshman Miya Coimbra recorded a fifth-place finish in Saber.
The men and women are both receiving votes in the season's first CollegeFencing360.com national poll.
Next up on the schedule, the Tritons face several of the nation's top squads as they compete at the Northwestern Invitational, Feb. 3-4 in Notre Dame, Ind.
Senior Epee (22 fencers)
1. Emma Zmurk, UCSD
T-3. Amelia Harrison, UCSD
T-3. Christine Drake-Thomas, UCSD
5. Emily Beihold, UCSD
8. Aditi Soin, UCSD
9. Avery Coble, UCSD
10. Karen Chiem, UCSD
15. Michelle Caplin, UCSD