The North Carolina fencing team only had three fencers compete due to injuries, but placed 20th at the NCAA Championships this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Tar Heels were led by first-year Beni Robinowitz in the men’s sabre competition. He placed 13th, just one spot away from earning All-America status.
“If I had won one more bout or gotten at least four more touches, I would’ve been in the top 12,” Rabinowitz said. “Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the result.”
On the women’s side, junior Wei Chee Chen placed 23rd in the foil competition and junior Jackie Litynski finished 24th in the sabre competition.
“Although they fenced well, they didn’t win,” head coach Ron Miller said.
The general reaction from both players and coaches was that the fencers could have placed better, but they performed well.
“I’m not pleased with where they finished, but I'm pleased with how they finished,” Miller said. “That’s good and bodes well for next year.”