Four North Carolina fencing team members participated in the North American Cup this weekend, a series of fencing tournaments that included both men’s and women’s Division I Foil, Sabre and Epee events.
First-year Bernard Witek placed 99th out of 177 in the Division I Men’s Sabre event. Witek was the 97th seed after accruing a score of negative four in the first pool. His performance gave him a bye for the first round of the second pool, only to be defeated 15-9 by William A. Julien of Gold Coast, Florida in the second round. First-year Andrew Fulmer placed 65th out of 145 for Division I Men’s Epee before losing 15-14 in the second round.
In Division I Women’s Saber, UNC sophomore Jackie Litynski placed 56th and first-year Clara Somfelean tied for 107th out of 136. Litynski, after receiving the 26th seed, completed the upset of 56th ranked Kerry Plunkett of Temple, winning 15-14. She then lost to Francesca Russo of Bergen Fencing Club, 15-5. Somfelean was eliminated after the first pool where she lost four times and had negative eight points.
Who stood out?