UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Yale women's fencing team has finished its first day of competition at the 2018 NCAA Championships in 10th place.
Sophomore foilist Anna Zhou leads the team going into day two, ranked 14th after round 3. Captain and senior saber fencer Ilana Kamber also performed well on the day, going 6-9 to place 16th. Sophomore epeeist Michelle Nam is ranked 19th going into the second day of competition, having beaten Notre Dame's top epeeist Amanda Sirico. First-year Mary Barnett, currently in 21st place, had a strong performance, too, besting Temple's Kerry Plunkett and notching an impressive four points against current fifth-place seed, Harvard's Marta Lasota. Junior foilist Jenny Zhao finished the first three rounds in 24th place.
With these individual performances, Yale is currently in 10th place with 24 points. Last year, the Yale men and women's cumulative score resulted in a 12th place finish.
Yale women's fencing will start round 4 at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.