Facing the best fencing program in the country, the Duke men and women posted winning records over the weekend at the Notre Dame Collegiate Duals.
The men won five out of their six duals, losing only to top-ranked Notre Dame. The team posted wins over Wayne State, Cleveland State, UC-San Diego, Air Force and Cal State Fullerton.
The women also posted a winning record, 4-2, but suffered losses to Northwestern and No. 1 Notre Dame.
In their wins, both teams showed balance with saber, epee and foil dominating different squads.
The men's saber dominated both Cleveland State and Cal State Fullerton 9-0, while epee had a 8-1 blowout over UC-San Diego and Cleveland State, and 6-3 decisions over Air Force and Cal State Fullerton. The foil had a 9-0 effort over Air Force, and an 8-1 win over Wayne State.
On the women's side, the saber squad dominated both Wayne State and UC-San Diego 8-1. Epee dominated UC-San Diego and Air Force 8-1.
Next up for the team is a home competition on February 6 and 7 against Brandeis, John Hopkins, MIT, UNC, and Temple.
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