STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--With the men's competition finished, the women took to the strips in the first session of round-robin competition. Penn finished in seventh place at the end of the day.
Freshman Stephanie Wheeleris in the best position after the first day in eighth place after winning nine bouts in epee.
In sabre, Penn's Dominika Franciszkowicz finished with eight victories and in ninth place. Danielle Kamis won five and sits in 15th place.
Foilist Laura Paragano won five bouts as well and is in 17th at the end of the first session.
Paragano will be back at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with the epee and sabre resuming competition at 9:30 a.m.