This weekend, sophomore sabre Meredith Bozentka and first-year sabre Matthew Garrelick represented the North Carolina fencing team at the NCAA Tournament at Brandeis University.
Bozentka was the first Tar Heel in action, as the women’s tournaments were held Thursday and Friday.
“It was nerve-wracking, because I had no clue what I was going into. I’ve never been to such a high-caliber tournament," she said. "So I was just nervous, and that was extended by the anticipation of the event."
After her admittedly shaky first day, Bozentka settled and had an impressive outing on the second day. She finished 12-11 in the tournament, enough to earn her 11th place in women’s sabre.
Garrelick also had a solid performance, though he did not have the numbers of his fellow Tar Heel. He finished 6-17 over the weekend, finishing 22nd in men’s sabre.