Men's Fencing Stumbles at Beanpot Tournament

Nov. 29, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Competing in the inaugural Beanpot Tournament, the MIT men's fencing team fell to host Harvard University (20-7), Brandeis University (19-8), and Boston College (16-11) on Wednesday. With the losses, the Engineers' ledger moved to 4-4 on the year.

The epee team had the best outing of the day as it compiled a record of 12-15, including a 5-4 victory over Boston College. Matt Gethers paced the trio with a 7-2 showing, followed by Jeremy Hurwitz (3-6) and Gabriel Chan (2-7).

Like MIT's epee contingent, the sabre squad had its best outing against Brandeis as it posted a 4-5 mark en route to a 10-17 overall record. Igor Kopylov led the way by winning eight of his nine bouts while Rangarajan Nadadur went 2-6. Maximilian Brand and Nurzhas Makishev finished the day with marks of 0-8 and 0-2, respectively.

The foil team struggled against its local foes as it finished with an overall tally of 4-23. Spencer Sugimoto powered the Engineers with a total of 4-5 while Richard LaGrandier (0-7), Sebastian Castro (0-9), and Benjamin Switala (0-2) rounded out MIT's contingent.