ST. MAUR, France - Stanford sophomore Vivian Kong earned a 12th place finish at the Senior World Cup for epee in St. Maur, France on Saturday.
Kong entered the second day of competition among the 64 competitors remaining in the field. She won her first two bouts before falling in the round of 16 to place 12th overall.
In her first match, Kong defeated Vanessa Galantine from the host country France, 15-10, in the round of 64. Kong went on to take down Sarra Besbes from Tunisia in the round of 32 by a score of 15-10. Her loss in the round of 16 came to Ana Maria Branza, the top seed in the field of 64. Branza, a native of Romania, won 15-8 and went on to claim a bronze medal.
The team portion of the World Cup event will take place on Sunday.
Fellow sophomore Alexander Massialas received a bye through the first day of competition at the Senior Grand Prix event for foil in St. Petersbourg, Russia and will compete in the final 64 on Sunday.
Kong, Massialas and the rest of the Stanford team will compete in the NCAA West Regionals next weekend in Pasadena, Calif.