NEW YORK – Columbia fencing senior Alen Hadzic notched a career-best finish last week when he placed 10th at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Hadzic, a 2010 Junior World Team member, finished 4-2 in the pools and entered the table of 64 as the No. 20 seed, where he defeated Elmir Alimzhanov of Kazakhstan, 15-11.

In the table of 32, Hadzic edged Yuval Shalom Freilich of Israel by a 15-14 score. Hadzic finished in the top 10 after falling 15-10 to Sten Prinitis of Estonia in the table of 16.

Men’s Individual Epee
1. Chao Dong (CHN)
2. Ruslan Kurbanov (KAZ)
3. Max Heinzer (SUI)
3. Tristan Tulen (NED)
5. Sten Priinits (EST)
6. Andrea Santarelli (ITA)
7. Sergey Khodos (RUS)
8. Yoshiki Hirano (JPN)
10. Alen Hadzic (New York, N.Y.)