Sakharova's Gold Medal Leads Women's Fencing at The Big One Invitational

Big One

THE BASICS:

- Event: The Big One Invitational

- Location: Northampton, Mass. (Smith College)

- The Lead: For the second year in a row and third time in her career, MIT senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) captured the epee Gold medal at the season-opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Sunday. The women's fencing team also saw freshman Anita Dey Barsukova (Richardson, Texas) and sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) rank eighth and ninth, respectively in the sabre competition. Junior Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) led the foil contingent by tying for 19th place.

Epee

 

Helen Sakharova First Place 5-1 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-2 vs. Melissa Gaglia (BC)
Round of 32: Won 15-8 vs. Katie Alberg (URI)
Round of 16: Won 15-6 vs. Katie Vella (BU)
Round of 8: Won 15-9 vs. Ashley Cherry (Sacred Heart)
Semifinals: Won 15-8 vs, Daria Rudakova (Sacred Heart)
Final: Won 15-6 vs. Ariel Cox (MHC)
Taiylor Nunn 19th Place 5-1 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 12-6 vs. Lilly Mommens (Amherst)
Round of 32: Lost 3-2 vs. Dakota Levy (Brandeis)
S. Violet Killy 48th Place 2-4 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-12 vs. Caitlin Stanton (URI)
Dina Atia t-62nd Place 0-6 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-2 vs. Sam Abbott (Sacred Heart)

 

Foil

 

Karen Gu t-19th Place 4-1 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-3 vs. Michela Marchini (MHC)
Round of 32: Lost 15-5 vs. Brooke Solsky (BC)
Jocelyn McGhee 34th Place 3-3 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-9 vs. Wendy Mao (Brandeis)
Allison Couch 39th Place 2-3 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-10 vs. Vera Jin (Vassar)
Elissa Gibson t-52nd Place 0-5 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-3 vs. Kaitlyn Wilson (URI)

 

Sabre

 

Anita Dey Barsukova Eighth Place 4-1 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-2 vs. Yanive Avendano (Dartmouth)
Round of 32: Won 15-5 vs. Rose Parker (Vassar)
Round of 16: Won 15-2 vs. Katherine Royce (Dartmouth)
Round of 8: Lost 15-13 vs. Jada Harrison (Brandeis)
Thérèse Mills Ninth Place 6-0 Pool Play Round of 64: Bye
Round of 32: Won 15-7 vs. Heather Slutsky (BU)
Round of 16: Lost 15-13 vs. Gillian Lawlor (BC)
Jasmine McGhee 15th Place
(Career Best)
4-2 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-4 vs. Alexis Varada (WPI)
Round of 32: Won 15-9 vs. Kate Xu (MIT)
Round of 16: Lost 15-4 vs. Amanda Fischer (Sacred Heart)
Kate Xu 18th Place 4-2 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-9 vs. Sara Gilbert (Brandeis)
Round of 32: Lost 15-3 vs. Jasmine McGhee (MIT)
Amnahir Peña-Alcántara 20th Place 3-2 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-0 vs. Barska Saha (Vassar)
Round of 32: Lost 15-9 vs. Gillian Lawlor (BC)
Nisha Devasia 33rd Place
(Career Best)
3-2 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-14 vs. Val Kholmanskikh (UNH)

UP NEXT:

- MIT hosts the first Northeast Fencing Conference competition of the season on Saturday, Nov. 17 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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