JUNIOR MEN'S FOIL and WOMEN'S ÉPÉE
14 April 2006

Today at the 2006 Junior & Cadet World Championships, two U.S. juniors reached the top 16 in the Junior Men's Foil competition.

In the women's epee event, Cadet World Champion Courtney Hurley had the highest finish, at 35th.

Getz (17, Rye, N.Y.) had a bye into the round of 64, and beat Adam Dubecz of Hungary 15-8, and then defeated Alexander Simmons of Canada 15-6 before falling to Israel's Oren Bassal 15-11 trying to reach the quarterfinals.

U.S. junior Andras Horanyi (19, Boulder, Colo.) started his tableau well, with a 15-5 victory over Eugene Chua of Singapore, an upset of 11th seed Hirokazu Sakano of Japan 15-2, and a 15-9 victory over Jamie Kenber of Great Britain.

But Horanyi faltered in his bout for the quarterfinals and lost 15-6 to Valerio Aspromonte of Italy, who eventually won the gold in the event.

The third U.S. men's foilist, Gerek Meinhardt (15, San Fracisco, Calif.), defeated Pavol Celler of Slovakia 15-11 before losing his bout in the round of 32 to Dong-Jin Han of Korea 15-7.

In the women's epee event, Courtney Hurley (15, San Antonio, Texas) was unable to translate her victory in the Under-17 event days ago to a medal today.

She lost her first bout in the table of 64 to Julia Nelubova of Russia 15-10.

Older sister Kelley Hurley lost her first matchup in the round of 64 to Madalina Alexandra Iordachioiu of Romania 15-12.

Christa French also lost her first match, to Nadejda Shutova of Russia 15-13.

The Championships runs April 9-17 in Taebek City, South Korea. Tomorrow, the team events get underway with Team Men's Saber and Team Women's Foil.

Results below. Complete results and the schedule can be found at www.kff2006wcjc.com. More information about fencing and the Championships can be found at www.fie.ch and www.usfencing.org.

2006 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships
Taebek City, South Korea

April 9-17, 2006

April 14 events

Junior Men's Foil
100 competitors
1 ASPROMONTE Valerio ITA
2 CADOT Jeremy FRA
3 BASSAL Oren ISR
3 DESVAUX Clement FRA
5 MAJEWSKI Michal POL
6 HAN Dong-Jin KOR
7 GURINENKO Bogdan UKR
8 PERRIER Ghislain FRA
11 GETZ Kurt (17, Rye, N.Y./Fencing Acad. of Westchester)
15 HORANYI Andras (19, Boulder, Colo./Northern Colo. Fencers/Ohio State '09)
26 MEINHARDT Gerek (15, San Francisco, Calif./Massialas Found.)

Junior Women's Epee
94 competitors
1 GEROUDET Tiffany SUI
2 CHOI Eun Sook KOR
3 SAMUELSSON Emma SWE
3 WANG Ling CHN
5 GRIBOVA Valentina EST
6 SHEMYAKINA Yana UKR
7 SHUTOVA Nadejda RUS
8 KNAPIK Renata POL
35 HURLEY Courtney (15, San Antonio, Texas/Team Hurley)
46 HURLEY Kelley (17, San Antonio, Texas/Team Hurley)
47 FRENCH Christa (18, Southlake, Texas/Grapevine Texas F.C.)

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