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Maya Lawrence and Kelley Hurley Advance to Table of 32 in Barcelona

03/11/2013, 7:30pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – London Olympic Team medalists Maya Lawrence (Teaneck, N.J.) and Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) each finished in the top-32 at the Barcelona Epee World Cup on Saturday.

While Lawrence was exempt from pool competition on Friday, Hurley went undefeated in her pool (6-0) to advance to the table of 64 on Saturday as the 32nd seed.

Lawrence won her first bout on Saturday against Brenda Briasco (ITA), 15-11, and finished 21st after a 15=7 loss to former foil fencer Maria Udrea (ROU).

Hurley opened with a 15-14 win over Julia Revesz (HUN). In the table of 32, Hurley met Yujie Sun (CHN) who won gold in the team event and bronze as an individual in London. As the only American who has defeated Sun in individual competition since 2008, Hurley almost earned another upset, but fell short and lost the bout, 15=14, to end the day in 26th place.

Five-time Senior World Team member Lindsay Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) went 5-1 in the pools on Friday and won her next two bouts in the preliminary tables over Alexandra Avena (MEX), 15-11, and Dorina Budai (HUN), 15-10.

On Saturday, Campbell lost to Kristina Kuusk (EST), 15-14, in the table of 64 and finished 45th.

Ranked third in the United States at the start of the tournament, Natalie Vie (Phoenix, Ariz.) is aiming to qualify for her first Senior World Team. Vie, who finished the pools with a 4-2 record, earned preliminary table wins in her bouts against Sarah MacFarlane (AUS), 15-3, and 2010 Junior World medalist Clementine Fernandez (FRA), 15-4.

Vie lost her first bout on Saturday to Tiffany Geroudet (SUI), 15-9, and finished in 55th place.

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

Barcelona Individual Epee World Cup
1. Anna Sivkova (RUS)
2. Imke Duplitzer (GER)
3. Ana Maria Branza (ROU)
3. Lauren Rembi (FRA)
5. Rossella Fiamingo (ITA)
6. Kristina Kuusk (EST)
7. Lyubov Shutova (RUS)
8. Emma Samuelsson (SWE)

21. Maya Lawrence (Teaneck, N.J.)
26. Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas)
46. Lindsay Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
55. Natalie Vie (Phoenix, Ariz.)
93. Mason Speta (Chicago, Ill.)
128. Holly Buechel (New York City, N.Y.)
144. Lauren Willock (Astoria, N.Y.)
173. Eleanor Leighton (Mishawaka, Ind.)

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