Women's Fencing Opens Season at The Big One

Nov. 7, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's fencing team began its 2005-06 campaign this past weekend competing at The Big One hosted by Smith College. Gemma Mendel finished in a tie for third place in the foil competition.

Joining Mendel in foil action was Barrette Strickland, Mika Tomczak, and Nancy Hua, who finished 19th through 21st. Chun Li also represented the Engineers with a 42nd-place finish out of 56 competitors. Joanna Tong helped lead the way for a strong showing by Tech in epee by placing eighth. Lele Yu, Zhenya Gu, and Nicole Koulisis claimed 13th through 15th while Lauren Leung was 17th. All five members of the sabre squad placed right behind each other with Yushin Chen taking the top spot of the group with a ranking of 16th. She was followed by Lynn Wang, Shauna Jin, Drew Reese, and Joy Perkinson.