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UAAP fencing: UE boosts women’s title bid with 2 golds

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:25 PM February 12, 2020

UE fencer Rein Bustos. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—University of the East snared a golden double to bolster its chance of regaining the women’s crown in the UAAP Season 82 fencing tournament Wednesday at Paco Arena.

The Lady Warriors went 1-2 in the women’s individual saber event with Queendenise Dalmacio brushing off Elvielyn Joy Javinar, 15-5, in the gold medal match.

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UE’s triumph came after reigning MVP Maxine Esteban of Ateneo failed to retain her individual saber title, losing to Javinar, 15-6, in the semifinals.

Esteban, who won the individual foil on Tuesday, failed to reach the podium in the individual epee.

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Rein Bustos gave UE its first gold in the women’s division after dealing University of Santo Tomas’ Marielle Peralta, 15-10, in the individual epee final.

Jaime Viceo gave the Blue Eagles their first men’s gold after he took a narrow 15-14 victory over two-time MVP Sammuel Tranquilan of UE in men’s individual foil.

UE has an overall 2-1-2 medal haul to take the top spot in the women’s ranks while its men’s team holds a 2-2-0 tally at No. 1.

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