Men's and Women's Fencers Finish Second at New England Championships

Feb. 25, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's and women's fencing teams competed at the New England Championships on Saturday. Both the men and the women finished second overall to MIT.

The Bears also combined to finish second out of 11 teams in the team competition.

The highlight of the day was the men's saber squad, who went undefeated, winning 24 out of 24 bouts. Junior All-American Paul Friedman (San Marino, CA) and junior Justin Fried (Plano, TX) placed first and second respectively in the men's saber tournament. For Friedman, it was his third consecutive individual New England Championship.

On the women's side, senior Sharon Sonenblum (Monroe Twp, NJ) took second place in women's saber and junior Sophie Klein (Great Neck, NY) took third in women's epee.

Both the men's and women's fencing teams will return to action on Saturday, March 2 for the ECAC Championship at Vassar.