The UNC fencing teams kicked off head coach Ron Miller’s final season with an impressive performance at the Temple Collegiate Open.
Against highly-ranked opponents on the men's and women's side, four UNC fencers finished in the top-six at the tournament.
“Everyone that made the final, fought very hard to get there,” Miller said.
On the women's side on Saturday, junior Carlexa had a great day in the foil, placing in third in a field of 64 teams. Wei Chee Chen finished in a tie for ninth in the event, Aubrey Molloy finished in 11th and Sydney Persing rounded out the top Tar Heel finishers at 16th.
In women's epee, Rebecca Barnes was the top UNC finisher at 17th place.
Jackie Litynski finished in a tie for third in the women's sabre, with Bridget Becchina, Clara Somfelean and Julia Parzecki coming in 14th, 15th and 19th place, respectively.
On the men’s side on Sunday, several Tar Heels competed in the midst of staunch competition from No. 2 Columbia and No. 9 Penn State.
In the men's epee with 88 competitors, Jacob Henkels finished in sixth, Michael Facci came in 12th and Charlie Roth rolled on to 16th place. And in the men's sabre, Benjamin Rabinowitz came in sixth, Daniel tied for ninth, Firoz George came in 12th, Connor Ritchey was in 13th and Matthew Garrelick finished in 16th place out of 72 competitors.