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Ziad Khayat (right) defeated teammate Alex Okamoto (left) in the Epee gold medal bout.
Tritons Win Three of Six Events at San Diego Open
Release: Sunday 01/21/2018 
by UCSD

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.

Sophomore Alexandre Leonelli and freshman Alejandro Fosado were the top Tritons in Saber, tying for third place.

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. 

WOMEN
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

Senior Foil (12 fencers)
2. Erica Ho, UCSD
T-3. Mia Chiang, UCSD
5. Konami Masui, UCSD
7. Lara Obedin, UCSD
11. Isabella Franco, UCSD

Senior Saber (18 fencers)
5. Miya Coimbra, UCSD
8. Dana Chou, UCSD
9. Monique Zhou, UCSD
13. Charlotte Stender, UCSD
17. Dylan Sarish, UCSD

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MEN
Senior Epee (27 fencers)
1. Ziad Khayat, UCSD
2. Alex Okamoto, UCSD
5. Zach Kravitz, UCSD
10. Luke Sirand, UCSD
12. James Giles, UCSD
19. Brandon Chan, UCSD

Senior Foil (24 fencers)
1. David Hadler, UCSD
2. Dillon Cooke, UCSD
T-3. Brandon Lee, UCSD
5. Warren Chen, UCSD
7. Zuhril Megat Zariman, UCSD
8. Nicholas Phan, UCSD

Senior Saber (16 fencers)
T-3. Alexandre Leonelli, UCSD
T-3. Alejandro Fosado, UCSD
5. Evan George, UCSD
6. Matthew Misogas, UCSD
7. Kevin Lee, UCSD

#GoTritons

Sunday, October 28
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
Saturday, November 03
Fencing vs. BladeRunner
8:00 AM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
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