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Foil Fencer Morgan Partridge Places Sixth in Tauberbischofsheim

11/29/2012, 3:19am CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Morgan Partridge arned her best international result on Sunday when she placed sixth at the Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup in Germany.

Morgan Partridge

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – An eighth-place finisher at the 2012 Cadet World Championships, 14-year-old Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.) earned her best international result on Sunday when she placed sixth at the Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup in Germany.

Seeded 10th after two rounds of pools, Partridge was one of three U.S. athletes, including teammates Iman Blow (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Kate Northrop (Bridgewater, N.J.), to post 10-1 records.

With the field of 168 cut to 128, Partridge defeated Harriet Rundquist (SWE), 15-8, in her first direct elimination bout and Corina Damashin (ROU), 15-12, in the table of 64.

After a 15-14 loss to Sandra Sulik (POL) in the table of 32, Partridge still had the opportunity to stay in the medal hunt when she moved into the repechage rounds.

Partridge won her next four bouts to advance to the medal rounds with victories over Mai Okabe (JPN), 15-8; Leilani Hohenadel (GER), 11-10; Julia Chrzanowska (POL), 15-7; and Leonie Ebert (GER), 15-13.

As one of only two non-European fencers in the final eight, Partridge went on to fence German Kim Kirschen, but lost the bout, 15-8, and placed sixth overall.

Partridge’s teammate, Kate Northrop (Bridgewater, N.J.) advanced to the table of 16 where she fell to Natalia Ardentova (RUS), 15-7.

Northrop won her first repechage bout over Antonia Poser (GER), 10-9, and defeated Orsolya Balogh (GER), 15-9, in the next round.

In her final bout to advance to the quarter-finals, however, Northrop lost to eventual champion Viktoria Mesteri-Schmel (HUN), 15-7.

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Top eight and U.S. results are as follows:

Tauberbischofsheim Cadet Foil European Cup
1. Viktoria Mesteri-Schmel (HUN)
2. Karin Miyawaki (JPN)
3. Kim Kirschen (GER)
3. Clemence Lesaine-Hoang (FRA)
5. Anna Szymczak (POL)
6. Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.)
7. Sandra Sulik (POL)
8. Leandra Behr (GER)

10. Kate Northrop (Bridgewater, N.J.)
22. Stefani Kahookele (San Francisco, Calif.)
33. Iman Blow (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
43. Clarissa Allen (Newtown, Pa.)
45. Stefani Deschner (Mechanicsville, Va.)
53. Kennedy Lovelace (Frisco, Texas)
57. Simone Unwalla (Great Falls, Va.)
59. Elyssa Kleiner (San Francisco, Calif.)
66. Taylor Chin (Cupertino, Calif.)
67. Rebecca Stanford (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
68. Teresa McBryan (Phoenix, Ariz.)
77. Quinn Crum (Providence, R.I.)
105. Grace Ding (Bolton, Mass.)
111. Julia Daum (Portland, Ore.)
114. Gabriella Zusin (New York City, N.Y.)
124. Sarah Suhyun Pak (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
133. Samantha Viqueira (Maplewood, N.J.)
143. Kaila Budofsky (New York City, N.Y.)
179. Naomi Popkin (Ridgewood, N.J.)

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