LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- The Lawrence University fencing teams opened their season at the Remenyick Open with some solid performances.
Ben Carlick was the top finisher in the senior level competitions as he tied for third in foil. Cameron Maas was the top finisher in the junior level competitions by taking second in epee.
In senior foil, Carlick went 5-1 in pool play and then won four bouts to reach the semifinals where he lost 15-8 to Hans Kaiser. Junior Nathan Schlesinger took seventh as he went 5-1 in pool play and lost in the quarterfinals to Nathan Wriedt 15-3. Jack Calkwood also took part and was tied for 57th.
In senior men's epee, Vinzenz Mayer took seventh, Jakub Nowak was eighth and Maas finished 25th. Mayer went 4-2 in pool play and reached the quarterfinals before losing to Colin McChesney 15-10. Nowak was just 2-4 in pool play but battled to the quarterfinals before a 15-7 loss to Maciek Zmyslowski. Maas went 3-2 in pool play and then lost to Anthony Leverett 15-10 in the round of 32.
In senior sabre, senior Joe Davis finished 27th and reached the round of 16. Davis went 2-3 in pool play and won one elimination match before losing 15-13 to Charles Rohrlack.
On the women's side, rookie Maria Boulandier Leza was the top finisher as she took 13th in senior epee. She went 4-2 in pool play and made it to the round of 16 before a 15-13 setback. Also in senior epee, Rebecca Wright was 36th, Jasper Olsen was 38th, Carson Becker finished 40th and Rebecca Tibbetts was 41st.
Bea Gee led the senior women's foil team by taking 23rd. She went 3-3 in pool play and made it to the round of 16 before a 15-3 loss to Celia Crompton. Natalie Hagopian took 27th and Ariana Calderon-Zavala was 47th. In senior women's sabre, Allison Kim took 25th and Erin Paxson was 29th. Gee also took part in junior foil and finished 27th.
Kim finished seventh in junior women's sabre after going 4-2 in pool play. Kim won in the round of 16 before being defeated 15-10 by Sanya Bawa. In junior women's epee, Boulandier Leza grabbed seventh place. She went 4-2 in pool play and reached the quarterfinals before losing to Pauline Hamilton of Northwestern 15-13. Tibbetts finished 16th, Wright was 18th and Becker took 19th.
In junior men's epee, Maas went 4-2 in pool play and went all the way to the finals where he lost a tight 15-12 decision to Ramadan Dinkins. Nowak finished third after going 4-1 in pool play. He lost to Maas 15-13 in the semifinals. Mayer grabbed seventh and went 5-1 in pool play. He lost to Nowak 15-13 in the quarterfinals. In junior men's foil, Alex Loundy finished tied for 34th.