Photo by: UCSD
The Saber podium included two Tritons - Alexandre Leonelli (far right), who won gold, and Thejas Gulati (third from left), who took silver.
Tritons Earn Three Podium Finishes, Including A Victory, At San Diego Open
Release: Sunday 01/22/2017 

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.

UC San Diego's top finishers on the women's side in the Senior Mixed categories included sophomore Lillian Chu, who was 11th in Saber, and classmate Katie Hallsten, who placed 13th in 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

Senior Mixed Foil (27 competitors)
2. Mitchell Shulman
5. Zuhril Megat Zariman
12. Nicholas Phan
16. Warren Chen

Senior Mixed Saber (32 competitors)
1. Alexandre Leonelli
2. Thejas Gulati
6. Evan George
11. Lillian Chu
24. Charlotte Stender
31. Mary Gillcrist
32. Dylan Sarish

Senior Women's Foil (15 competitors)
6. Sophia Holmqvist
7. Erica Ho
8. Monique Zhou
10. Caitlyn Callaghan
12. Dylan Sarish
13. Karen Chiem
14. Isabella Franco


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