The North Carolina fencing teams began the spring season at the Penn State Dual Meets this weekend in University Park, Pa. The women's team finished 2-3, and the men went 1-4 during the event.
The Tar Heels were up against tough competition in the Penn State Dual Meets. Competitors included Penn State, Penn, Duke, Yale, Columbia, Haverford and Temple.
The Tar Heels faced Columbia on Round 1 of the meet, and both the men's team and women's team lost, 17-10. The Tar Heel women lost sabre, 6-3, foil, 5-4, and epee, 6-3. The Tar Heel men won in foil, 5-4, but lost in sabre, 8-1, and epee, 5-4.
Making a comeback in Round 3, the Tar Heel women defeated Penn, 17-10. UNC won sabre, 6-3, foil, 6-3, and epee, 5-4. The Tar Heel men lost to Penn, 17-10, with scores of 5-4, 5-4 and 7-2 in sabre, foil and epee, respectively.