University of the East has virtually locked its eighth consecutive men’s title after winning two team golds, Thursday in the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Fencing Tournament at the Paco Arena.
Behind two-time MVP Sammuel Tranquilan leading, the Red Warriors topped De La Salle, 45-30, to capture the men’s team saber gold.
UE later fashioned out a 45-38 win over Ateneo in the men’s team epee final, thanks to another scintillating showing by Tranquilan.
The Red Warriors scored a 45-35 win over the Green Fencers in the men’s team epee semis to forge a duel with the Blue Eagles, a 45-36 winner over University of Santo Tomas in the other pairing.
UE now has four golds and two silvers after three days of competition.
The Red Warriors turned back the Tiger Fencers, 45-38, in the men’s team saber semifinals. Meanwhile, the Green Fencers beat the Eagles, 45-41, in the other pairing.