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Fenced-in by rain? Try UCSD fencing

Courtesy photo, UC San Duego media relations

IN THE COMMUNITY / UC San Diefo Fencing


From staff and wire reports

EVANSTON, Ill. — Feeling trapped while stuck in your residence because of the rain.

Don’t stay fenced in — here’ a look at the UC San Diego fencing team, which just completed the regular season with a strong showing — both women’s and men’s teams — at the Northwestern University Dual competition.

The Tritons will next head to Stanford for the NCAA West Regional and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.

On guard

The Northwestern Duals is considered a grueling marathon, but UC San Diego came out near the top of thw two-day competition which covered 14 rounds against 20 teams among 11 schools.

On the women’s side, UC San Diego posted a 7-4 team record, while the men did even better at 7-2.


Facing Northwestern, OSU, Boston College, Wayne State, Notre Dame, Temple, Farleigh Dickinson, Denison, Lawrence, Detroit, and CSU, the Tritons posted seven victories and four defeats over 14 rounds of competition.

The epee squad made up of Renee Zuhars, Bella Balogh, Samantha Sayson, Tean Brooks, and Mia Wu went 9-2. Alyssa De La Cruz, Joanne Luong, Emily Luo, Rafaella Gomes, and Kyra Wu represented foil, going 6-5. The saber squad went 6-5 with the team made up of Roxane Cayrat, Janna Aboudaher, Zara Fearns, Sarah Shen, and Maya Desai.

Mia Wu led the women’s side with a 15-3 record.

Women’s Results
Northwestern 12-15
OSU 11-16
Boston College 14-13
Wayne State 25-2
Notre Dame 3-24
Temple 10-17
Fairleigh Dickinson 27-0
Denison 24-3
Lawrence 21-6
Detroit Mercy 27-0
CSU 25-2


The men’s squad joined the strips with Boston College, OSU, Notre Dame, Wayne State, UIW, Lawrence, Cleveland, Stanford, and Detroit Mercy. Facing 14 rounds of competition, the Tritons took seven victories and two defeats.

The epee squad of Derek Rong, Milan Rona, Vedran Markota, Isaac Ive, and Sunny Sharma went undefeated with nine victories, topping Notre Dame, OSU, and Stanford. Posting a 5-4 record, Shawn Kim, Daniel Noble, Phileas Auray, and Jerry Pan represented saber. The foil squad made up of Scott Lao, Larry Song, Lucas Zeng, Rishi Ranadive, and Brandon Kim went 6-3.

Derek Rong led the Tritons with a 20-1 record.

Men’s Results
Boston College 14-13
OSU 12-15
Notre Dame 9-15
Wayne State 19-8
UIW 19-8
Lawrence 24-3
Cleveland 22-5
Stanford 17-10
Detroit Mercy 27-0


:We delivered our most rounded performance at this classic event to date.” head coach Juan Ignacio Calderon commented. “I am particularly proud of the physical and mental endurance it took for the team to accomplish that. Every squad delivered what was expected from them, but this time I have to highlight the undefeated run of the Men’s Epee squad that took on top schools like Notre Dame, Ohio State and Stanford.”


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