Women's Fencing Ties for Bronze in Sabre, Fencing Collects Fourth-Place NCAA Championship Finish

Photo by: David Dermer
Photo by: David Dermer

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Harvard men's and women's fencing squad tallied a combined 150 points at the 2019 NCAA Championships to conclude the year fourth in the nation. With the overall +88-touch differential on its 150-120 record, the Crimson captured its best finish since its NCAA Championship in 2006.

-Men's Two Day Results

-Team Results

On the day, Harvard added three more All-America selections to its record book as first-years Elizabeth Tartakovsky and Veronica Czyzewski garnered first-team honors with a tied third-place finish after advancing to the semifinals. Additionally, fellow classmate Cynthia Liu was named honorable mention in foil after collecting a 13-9 record with a +4-touch variance.

The sabre duo of Tartakovsky and Czyzewski, dominated the field boasting a championship leading 36 victories in round-robin play. Tartakovsky recorded 19 victories with while finishing with a field leading +43-touch differential. Fellow third-place winner followed close by with 17 victories and a +40-touches mark.

The Crimson concluded the season with a 16-6 record for the women and 16-3 for the men. In Ivy League the men picked up a 5-1 record while the women split 3-3.

Harvard Highlights

  • In their first-years in Crimson, Elizabeth Tartakovksy and Veronica Czyzewski sequestered a third-place finish after their bouts in the semi-finals.
  • The Crimson tabbed a total of six All-Americans throughout the four days of competition, including four first-team selects
  • The women tallied 36 marks in sabre, 22 in foil and 20 in epee.
  • During round-robin play, the men notched 26 victories in sabre, 25 in foil and 21 in epee.