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Lee Kiefer Places Seventh at Cancun Foil World Cup

10/19/2014, 2:45pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Lee Kiefer. Photo Credit: Serge Timacheff / FIE / FencingPhotos.com

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – London Olympian Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky.) advanced to the quarter-finals of the first Foil World Cup of the season in Cancun on Saturday.

A sixth-place finisher at the Senior World Championships in July, Kiefer has made four quarter-final appearances in 2014.

Kiefer entered the tournament as the seventh seed which made her exempt from the pool and preliminary rounds on Friday.

In the table of 64 on Saturday, Kiefer began the day with a 15-3 win over 2014 Cadet World Team member Iman Blow (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and posted another quick victory over Martyna Synoradzka (POL), 15-2, in the table of 32.

After a 9-7 win against Natalia Sheppard (GBR) in the 16, Kiefer lost to two-time reigning Senior World Champion Arianna Errigo (ITA), 15-6, in the quarter-finals, and finished seventh overall.

In the previous round, London Olympian Nicole Ross (New York City, N.Y.) gave Errigo her closest bout of the day, but lost, 15-10, and finished 12th.

In the earlier rounds, Ross defeated Karin Miyawaki (JPN), 14-8, and won her table of 32 bout against teammate Madison Zeiss (Culver City, Calif.), 10-5.

Zeiss, who upset two-time Senior World Team medalist Corinne Maitrejean (FRA) by a 15-12 score in the table of 64, earned her first top-32 result at a Senior World Cup.

Two-time Senior World Team member Margaret Lu (Greenwich, Conn.) advanced to the table of 64, but lost to Mina Kim (KOR), 15-13.

Jackie Dubrovich (Riverdale, Calif.), Lu and Kiefer’s teammate on the squad that won Junior Worlds in April, lost her table of 64 bout to Anne Sauer (GER), 15-12.

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

Cancun Individual Women’s Foil World Cup
1. Arianna Errigo (ITA)
2. Seung Min Lim (KOR)
3. Mina Kim (KOR)
3. Gaelle Gebet (FRA)
5. Ines Boubakri (TUN)
6. Inna Deriglazova (RUS)
7. Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky.)
8. Anita Blaze (FRA)

12. Nicole Ross (New York City, N.Y.)
31. Madison Zeiss (Culver City, Calif.)
46. Jackie Dubrovich (Riverdale, N.J.)
53. Margaret Lu (Greenwich, Conn.)
57. Iman Blow (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
69. Sabrina Massialas (San Francisco, Calif.)
83. Nicole McKee (Valley Stream, N.Y.)
91. Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.)
92. Stefani Deschner (Mechanicsville, Va.)
95. Kate Northrop (Bridgewater, N.J.)
106. Ann Marsh-Senic (Royal Oak, Mich.)

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