Freshmen Shine For Men's Fencing at Penn State Open

State College, Pa. - The Penn men's fencing team finished the fall campaign at the 32nd Penn State Open over the weekend.Five student-athletes, including three freshmen,finished in the top 25 in the three events.

In the saber, freshman Zachary Yeates finished 19th andjunior Jonathan Press finished 24th. Sophomores Emil Capetta, Mike Haass and Dave Dipaola also competed in the event, finishing 34th, 42nd and 48th. Adam Crompton of Ohio State won the event.

In the foil, freshman Ronald Berkowsky finished 10th and senior Stephen Gavalas finished 23rd for the Quakers. Freshman Corey Purcell also finished 37th in the event. Nonpatat Panchan of host Penn State won the event.

In the men's epee, freshman Alex Tozzo placed 17th. Sophomore Jon Gale finished 46th in the event for the Quakers.

The Quakers will be in action next on January 22, 2005, when they travel to State College, Pa. for the Penn State Multi Meet.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant