UE fencers poised for another UAAP ‘twinkill’
(The Philippine Star) - February 11, 2017 - 12:04am

MANILA, Philippines - University of the East stayed on course for another championship double as action in the UAAP Season 79 fencing tournament heated up at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion yesterday.

The five-peat seeking Red Warriors are leading the way in the men’s division with three golds, one silver and two bronzes, while the Lady Warriors, gunning for a 10th straight crown, have a 2-2-2 gold-silver-bronze haul in their side of the competition.

Former MVP Nathaniel Perez and CJ Concepcion took the golds in the men’s individual foil and individual saber events, while the men’s saber team of Perez, Concepcion, Bien Gonzales and Malcolm Valeña also emerged victorious.

Another former MVP, Justine Gail Tinio, topped the women’s individual foil category. The women’s foil squad of Tinio, Allaine Cortey, Johanna Castillo and Wilhelmina Lozada also bagged the gold.

Trailing UE in the men’s division is University of Santo Tomas, which has a 1-2-1 haul, while University of the Philippines has a 0-1-2 tally for third.

Noelito Jose gave the Growling Tigers the gold in men’s individual epee.

Ateneo is in second spot in women’s with 1-1-2, while UST has a 1-0-0 tally in third place.

Lady Eagle Andrea Ignacio captured the gold in women’s individual epee while Tigress Maylene Pailma ruled the women’s individual saber.

The Junior Warriors are also lording it over in the boys (3-1-2) and girls (3-3-0) side in the high school division. 

UAAP SEASON 79
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