PASADENA, CA – The Caltech fencing season got underway on Saturday as the Beavers hosted the IFCSC Open Tournament at the Braun Gym.
A pair of Caltech fencers brought home first place finishes while a host of other Beavers placed in the leaders.
Christine Meyer won the epee competition by topping teammate Ingrid Fielder in the final match-up. Meyer went through pool play with an undefeated 6-0 mark then march through the bracket round undefeated as well en route to finishing first.
Katie Fisher had a solid afternoon in the foil event. Fisher reached the semifinals of the seven-person field before falling in a hard fought bout. Shi En Kim also had a third place finish as the sophomore reached the semifinal bout in saber before being defeated.
Highlighting the men's portion of the event for Caltech was Matthew Jin. The first-year won the foil completion by posting a perfect record in pool and bracket play (9-0). Eugene Vinitsky also had a solid afternoon in foil by claiming a third place finish.
John Christian had the Beavers best finish during the epee competition by posting a fifth place finish in the 20-person field. Harrison Miller took sixth place during the saber event; which was the best finish for the Beavers in that event.
There were no team results during the event.
Katie Fisher & Eugene Vinitsky Recap the Event --