VENICE, Italy – Sophomore fencer Alexander Massialas lost in the round of 64 at the Senior Men’s Foil Grand Prix event in Venice, Italy on Sunday.
Massialas was one of just four Americans remaining in the final 64, but he could not get past his first opponent. Germany’s Mortiz Kroeplin outlasted Massialas, 15-12, to move forward. Kroeplin would then fall in his next match.
Team USA failed to advance any fencers to the quarterfinals.
Massialas will look to win his second straight NCAA Championship next weekend. He will be among seven Stanford fencers who will be competing in Columbus, Ohio.