Sakharova Ranks 17th After First Day of NCAA Championship Action

Sophomore Helen Sakharova
Sophomore Helen Sakharova


- Event: NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championship

- Location: Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana State Fair Coliseum)

- The Lead: Following the conclusion of the first three rounds of epee competition on Saturday, MIT sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) ranked 17th out of 24 epee participants at the NCAA Fencing Championship. The lone Division III qualifier, she compiled a record of 6-9 to help her move up the standings during her national debut.


Round 1 Record: 2-5 19th Place Lost 5-4 vs. Katherine Miller (Yale)
Won 5-4 vs. Veronika Zuikova (St. Johns)
Lost 5-4 vs. Katharine Holmes (Princeton)
Lost 5-3 vs. Anna Van Brummen (Princeton)
Lost 5-3 vs. Victoria Wines (Cornell)
Lost 5-2 vs. Mason Speta (Columbia)
Won 5-3 vs. Katie Angen (Columbia)
Round 2 Record: 2-2 Tied for 18th Place  Lost 5-1 vs. Taly Yukelson (UC San Diego)
Won 5-1 vs. Amanda Han (Stanford)
Won 5-1 vs. Sharon Ra (Harvard)
Lost 5-2 vs. Shawn Wallace (Harvard)
Round 3 Record: 2-2 17th Place Lost 5-3 vs. Safa Ibrahim (Temple)
Won 5-4 vs. Julia Garcia (NJIT)
Lost 5-4 vs. Eugenia Falqui (Ohio State)
Won 5-4 vs. Emma von Dadelszen (Ohio State) 


- Action resumes at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 26 with rounds four and five followed by the semifinal and championship bouts at 1:30 p.m.


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