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U.S. Women’s Foil Team Places Fifth, Men’s Epee Finishes Ninth at WUGs

07/13/2013, 6:30pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The U.S. Women’s Foil and Men’s Epee Teams were each eliminated in their opening rounds at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia on Thursday.

Anchored by 2013 NCAA medalist Madison Zeiss (Notre Dame, Ind. / Notre Dame), the U.S. Women’s Foil Team earned a bye into the quarter-finals where Zeiss and teammates Luona Wang (Birmingham, Ala. / University of Pennsylvania) and Olivia Dobbs (Detroit, Mich. / Wayne State) took on Poland.

The Polish squad, led by 2012 Olympian Martyna Synoradzka (POL), won seven of the nine bouts and took the match, 45-19, before going on to win bronze.

In the men’s epee event, Team USA fenced Japan in the table of 16. Former NCAA Champion Jonathan Yergler (Princeton, N.J. / Princeton University) anchored the team that included former Junior World Team member Alen Hadzic (New York City, N.Y. / Columbia) and Ohio State fencers Narayan Pathi (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Matt Bogard (Westlake, Ohio).

Japan won six of the first eight bouts and held a 40-35 lead going into Yergler’s anchor bout against Satoru Uyama. Although Yergler outscored Uyama, 6-5, Japan won the match, 45-41.

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

Men’s Team Epee
1. France
2. China
3. Kazakhstan
4. Switzerland
5. Italy
6. Israel
7. Russia
8. Japan

9. USA

Women’s Team Foil
1. Russia
2. Italy
3. Poland
4. China
5. USA
6. France
7. Japan
8. Korea

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