March 25, 2007
Madison, NJ - Brown freshman Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) was able to hold her place on the second day of the NCAA Championship at Drew University on Sunday, finishing 12th with a 10-13 record. Alevi went 3-6 on the second day of women's competition, earning Honorable Mention All-American status. She and 13th-place Alexandra Heiss of Cornell both won 10 bouts, but Alevi took 12th on the strength of her indicator, or difference between touches scored and touches received, of -11 compared to Heiss' -15.
Alevi defeated two opponents on Sunday that finished ahead of her. She defeated her second All-Ivy opponent in as many days, topping Harvard's Alexa Weingarden, a second team honoree who placed 11th, 5-4. She also defeated Siobhan Byrne of Ohio State, who finished ninth, 5-3. Alevi also nearly toppled Dagmara Wozniak of St. John's, who finished the weekend in fifth place, eventually falling, 5-4.
Alevi's 10 wins, combined with senior Dan Mahoney's (Haydenville, MA) four wins in the men's sabre on Thursday and Friday, gave Brown 14 for the weekend, good for a tie for 19th in the team competition. Penn State won with 194 victories, topping St. John's (176) and Columbia (169). Brown's total was tops among teams that had two fencers competing at the event.
Alevi's Sunday Results:
Defeated Alexa Weingarden (Harvard), 5-4
Lost to Samantha Parker (Harvard), 5-4
Lost to Alexandra Heiss (Cornell), 5-3
Defeated Siobhan Byrne (Ohio State), 5-3
Lost to Eileen Grench (Ohio State), 5-1
Defeated Ashley Serrette (Notre Dame), 5-4
Lost to Olga Ovtchinnikova (St. John's), 5-1
Lost to Dagmara Wozniak (St. John's), 5-4
Lost to Valerie Providenza (Notre Dame), 5-1