UE fencers live up to prominent billing

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    UNIVERSITY of the East won two gold medals in the women’s division Wednesday to boost its bid of regaining the crown in the UAAP Season 82 fencing tournament at the Paco Arena.

    The Lady Warriors went 1-2 in the women’s individual saber event as Queendenise Dalmacio bested Elvielyn Joy Javinar 15-5 in the final.

    Maxine Esteban lost her chance to retain the women’s individual saber crown – and Ateneo’s back-to-back championship after absorbing a 6-15 defear to Javinar in the semifinals.

    The 20-year old reigning women’s MVP, who won the individual foil Tuesday, failed to reach the podium in the individual epee.

    The Blue Eagles bagged their first men’s gold as Jaime Viceo topped the individual foil event by nipping two-time MVP Sammuel Tranquilan of the Red Warriors 15-14.

    UE remained on top of the men’s leaderboard with a 2-2-0 gold-silver-medal tally heading into Thursday’s team events.

    With a 2-1-2 haul after two days, the Lady Warriors are back to where they usually belong – on top.

    UE earned its first women’s gold courtesy of Rein Bustos, who beat University of Santo Tomas’ Marielle Peralta, 15-10, in the individual epee final.

    UST’s Mira Dorimon and La Salle’s Divine Romero bagged the individual epee bronze medals.