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Courtney Hurley Defeats 2010 World Champion, Finishes 12th at Sydney Epee World Cup

06/26/2011, 8:45am CDT
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Twenty-year-old Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) placed 12th at the Sydney Epee World Cup in Australia on Saturday.

Hurley, a five-time Senior World Team member, earned her second top-16 finish of the Olympic qualifying season after placing sixth two weeks ago at the Nankin Grand Prix in China.

After advancing through the preliminary rounds on Saturday, Hurley won her table of 64 bout against Giulia Rizzi (ITA), 15-8.

In the table of 32, Hurley upset 2010 Senior World Champion Maureen Nisima (FRA), 15-14. Hurley lost her next bout, however, to In-Jeong (KOR), 15-11, in the table of 16.

Beijing Olympian Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) placed 44th after a 15-8 loss to Tatiana Andrushina (RUS) in the table of 64.

Francesca Bassa (Houston, Texas) lost her table of 64 bout to Yujie Sun (CHN) and finished 57th overall.

Susie Scanlan (Saint Paul, Minn.) finished 61st after a loss in the table of 64 to two-time World medalist Emese Szasz (HUN).

Top eight and U.S. results are as follows, including athletes who finished outside the top 64 on Saturday:

Sydney Epee World Cup
1. Lubov Shutova (RUS)
2. Magdalena Piekarska (POL)
3. Laura Flessel-Colovic (FRA)
3. Emese Szasz (HUN)
5. Bianca Del Carretto (ITA)
6. In-Jeong Choi (KOR)
7. Irina Embrich (EST)
8. Tiffany Geroudet (SUI)

12. Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas)
44. Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas)
57. Francesca Bassa (Houston, Texas)
61. Susie Scanlan (Saint Paul, Minn.)
83. Lauren Willock (Astoria, N.Y.)
86. Holly Buechel (New York City, N.Y.)
94. Maya Lawrence (Tea Neck, N.J.)
95. Nina Van Loon (Boulder, Colo.)
105. Lindsay Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
111. Eleanor Leighton (Mishawaka, Ind.)
125. Natalie Vie (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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