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SJU men continue stellar play, finish season on a perfect note

There’s only one word that can accurately describe the RedStorm’s men’s fencing season: perfect.

After sweeping all its matches in Saturday’s tournament againstColumbia, Princeton and Rutgers, the men’s fencing team, for thefirst time in five years, closed out its regular season with aperfect 12-0 record.

The men’s team posted large margins of victory over the trio ofmatches, as the foil team of Nitai Kfir, Henry Kennard and SamWunderlich combined to win 19 of 27 bouts of the afternoon.

Kfir, who was the 2003 NCAA Championship runner-up, contributedto the afternoon’s sweep, going 9-0 in his matches for the day. Inthe saber and epee bouts, Sergey Isayenko and Arpad Hovath went9-0, respectively.

In women’s action, the Red Storm dropped two of its threecontests, beating Rutgers (18-9), but losing to Columbia (17-10)and Princeton (15-12).

The saber team of Christina Crane, Julia Gelman and KasiaWieronski contributed in the winning effort. Out of 27 bouts, thethreesome posted 21 wins on the day.

Gelman led the way for the Red Storm, going 10-2 on the day,followed closely by Amy Delahanty and Erzsebet Garay who led thefoil, winning 15 of their 18 bouts.

The Red Storm will return to action on March 14 where it willcompete at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships in NewYork.

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