IRVINE, Calif. -
The UC San Diego fencing teams took part in the Collegiate Open at UC Irvine on Sunday and the Tritons turned in a dominant performance against some of their Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC) rivals.
UCSD won a total of five gold medals on the day, including all three weapons on the men's side. In men's foil, senior Michael Fong
finished first overall in a field of 26 competitors. Teammate Joseph Schenkel
The Tritons placed 1-2-3 in men's sabre with sophomore Bryson Abilay
outlasting teammate Peter Meckling
in the gold medal bout. Sophomore Nick Bartuzik
finished third as UCSD was dominant in field of 19 fencers.
UCSD had the top two performers in men's epee as well, with rookie Adam Campbell-Kruger
winning the event and sophomore Luc Ginestet
The Tritons also had a strong day on the women's side, as sophomores Amrit Khalsa
and Munira Gesner
claimed the foil and sabre titles, respectively. Victoria Parra
and Rose Forcier
finished second and third in foil, while Lexy Stanley
and Elizabeth Shimei
finished right behind Gesner in sabre.
Women's epee was the only event the Tritons were unable to master, with Karla Silva of the Los Angeles International Fencing Center claiming the gold. UCSD's Diane Yi
finished fifth overall.
The Tritons will be back in action on Saturday, November 19 when they travel to Santa Barbara for the Mega Meet.