Epee Squad Shines for Men's Fencing at Sollee Invitational

Sheel Patel
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THE BASICS:

- Event: Eric Sollee Invitational

- Scores:
NYU 17, MIT 10
MIT 21, Hunter College 6
New Jersey Institute of Technology 17, MIT 10
MIT 16, Haverford College 11
MIT 16, Stevens Institute of Technology 11

- Record: MIT (14-7)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: The MIT men's fencing epee unit amassed a ledger of 35-10 at the Eric Sollee Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) won 13 of his 14 epee bouts while senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) powered the sabre contingent with a 12-3 record. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the foil team with a 6-1 performance. As a team, the Engineers defeated Hunter College (21-6), Haverford College (16-11), and Stevens Institute of Technology (16-11) but fell to NYU (17-10) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (17-10).

Epee (35-10 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. Hunter; 7-2 vs. NYU, Haverford, and Stevens; 6-3 vs. NJIT)
  Record Highlights
Aaron Kogan 9-2 3-0 vs. Hunter; 2-0 vs. NJIT; 2-1 vs. NYU and Stevens
Sheel Patel 13-1 3-0 vs. NYU, Hunter, and Haverford; 2-0 vs. Stevens; 2-1 vs. NJIT
Yixuan Pei 4-3 2-1 vs. Haverford; 1-1 vs. Hunter; 1-0 vs. Stevens
Nyle Sykes 9-4 2-1 vs. NYU, NJIT, Haverford, and Stevens; 1-0 vs. Hunter

 

Foil (21-24 record. Highlights: 9-0 Hunter; 5-4 vs. Haverford)
  Record Highlights
Arjun Gupta 6-9 3-0 vs. Hunter
Chris McKinney 1-7 1-2 vs. Stevens
Joshua Talbot 3-5 2-1 vs. Stevens
Austin Wang 5-2 3-0 vs. Hunter; 2-1 vs. Haverford
Avi Zeff 6-1 3-0 vs. Hunter; 2-1 vs. Haverford; 1-0 vs. NYU

 

Sabre (17-28 record. Highlight: 5-4 vs. Stevens)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 2-13 1-2 vs. Haverford and Stevens
Aidan Simpson 3-11 1-1 vs. Stevens
Sebastien Wah 0-1 n/a
Tzer Wong 12-3 3-0 vs. Hunter and Stevens; 2-1 vs. NYU, NJIT, and Haverford

 

UP NEXT:

- MIT will host the Beanpot on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m.

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