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Farrah Lee-Elabd Places Eighth, Team USA Finishes Sixth at Burgos Epee Junior World Cup

02/10/2015, 5:15pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Team USA's Shawn Wallace, Farrah Lee-Elabd, Madeline Antekeier and Gigi Vierheller with coaches Michael Marx and Sebastien Dos Santos. Photo Credit: Nina Lee

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Cadet fencer Farrah Lee-Elabd (San Antonio, Texas) traveled to her first Junior World Cup this weekend and came away with an eighth place result in Burgos, Spain on Saturday.

Lee-Elabd fenced teammate Alexandra Micek (Houston, Texas) in the table of 128 and won their bout, 15-5, to qualify for the 64 where she defeated four-time Junior World Team member Anna Salminen (FIN), 15-14.

Lee-Elabd won her table of 32 bout against Sofia Cisneros (ESP), 15-12, and defeated Eniko Siklosi (HUN), 15-9, in the table of 16.

In the quarter-finals, Lee-Elabd lost to eventual silver medalist Barbara Rutz (POL), 15-10, and finished eighth overall.

Lee-Elabd’s top-eight finish shot her up the National Team Ranking lists for both the cadet and junior teams where she is now ranked second and fourth, respectively, with just this week’s Junior Olympic Championships remaining before the 2015 Junior and Cadet World Teams are selected.

Lee-Elabd fenced in the team competition on Sunday with Giana Vierheller (Houston, Texas), Madeline Antekeier (Houston, Texas) and Shawn Wallace (Concord, Mass.)

Antekeier anchored the squad to a 45-42 win over host nation Spain in the table of 16 top open the event.

Team USA lost to Poland, 45-22, in the quarter-finals and, while Poland went on to win gold, the Americans remained in contention for fifth place.

Team USA won its first match against Japan, 45-34, but finished sixth after a 36-31 loss to Hungary.

Click here to view complete individual results.

Click here to view complete team results.

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

Burgos Individual Epee Junior World Cup
1. Alena Komarova (RUS)
2. Barbara Rutz (POL)
3. Anna Kun (HUN)
3. Kim Treudt-Goesser (GER)
5. Aleksandra Zamachowska (POL)
6. Paula Schmidl (AUT)
7. Nadine Stahlberg (GER)
8. Farrah Lee-Elabd (San Antonio, Texas)

19. Belinda Mo (Irvine, Calif.)
38. Azaline Dunlap-Smith (Nottingham, N.H.)
43. Giana Vierheller (Houston, Texas)
47. Madeline Antekeier (Houston, Texas)
51. Shawn Wallace (Concord, Mass.)
84. Alexandra Micek (Houston, Texas)
101. Rebecca Rose (Chicago, Ill.)

Burgos Team Epee Junior World Cup
1. Poland
2. Russia
3. Germany
4. Switzerland
5. Hungary
6. USA
7. Japan
8. France

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