Women’s Fencing Stretches Win Streak to Six Defeating Wellesley and Tufts

Cynthia Liu action photo.
Photo Courtesy: David Dermer
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard women's fencing team extended its winning streak to six matches after defeating Wellesley, 18-9 and Tufts, 17-10.

Despite battling a number of injuries the Crimson powered through the double header winning both bouts on the strip. The sabre squad of first-year Maria Theodore and senior captain Marta Lasota went undefeated on the strip combining for a 12-0 record. The only losses came from forfeits due to the previously mentioned injuries.

Junior epeeist Saanchi Kukadia also tabbed a perfect record on the strip against Wellesley and Tufts.

Harvard Highlights

  • Three players went undefeated for the Crimson in its fifth and sixth straight wins in the home opener.
  • First-year Karina Wang tabbed her first collegiate match clinching win for Harvard.
  • Cindy Gao capped off the night with a 5-1 win in the final bout to give the Crimson a 17-10 victory over Tufts.
  • First-year head coach, Daria Schneider tabbed her first career wins at home for Harvard.

Results
Harvard 18 Wellesley 9
Sabre: 6-3; Foil: 6-3 ; Epee: 6-3
Harvard 17 Tufts 10
Sabre: 6-3; Foil: 7-2; Epee: 4-5

Sabre (12-6)
Maria Theodore: 6-0
Marta Lasota: 6-0
Foil (13-5)
Natalie Yang: 4-2
Melissa Du: 4-2
Karina Wang: 5-1
Epee (10-8)
Saanchi Kukadia: 6-0
Cindy Gao: 4-2

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