CHATHAM, NJ - Sophomore sabre Kat Xikes and sophomore foil Samantha Serban extended their unbeaten girls fencing seasons for Chatham during the Cougars' 17-10 loss to Millburn in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday at the Chatham Middle School.
Round one score: Chatham 4, Millburn 5 (Sabres 3-0, Foils 1-2, Epees 0-3)
The sophomore sabre of Kat Xikes, Nylah Haq, and Sara Fidler opend the meet with round one sweep. Sophomore foil Samantha Serban added a fourth bout the win column. The Millburn girls responded by taking all five of the remaining round one bouts.
Round two score: Chatham 2, Millburn 7 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 1-2, Epees 0-3)
Only Xikes and Serban were able to pull in a win in the second round with scores of 5-3 and 5-0 respectively, while Millburn chalked up seven more.
Running Score: Chatham 6, Millburn 12
Round three score: Chatham 4, Millburn 5 (Sabres 2-1, Foils 1-2, Epees 1-2) Final Score 10-17
Xikes and Haq each won their final sabre bouts, as did Serban in foil. Sophomore epee Annesha Ghosh secured the only epee win for the night.
Girls vs Millburn = LOSS [NJAC 2-0] [All 2-1]
Final Score 10-17 (Sabre 6-3, Foil 3-6, Epee 1-8)
Referee: Jonathan Cherng
The Chatham girls will compete in the 41st annual Santelli tournament Saturday, the largest high school fencing team tournament in the world.