December 4, 2006

Men's Fencing Takes on Top Competition at Brandeis Invitational

Dec. 4, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's fencing team fell to three Division I foes en route to a 1-3 outing at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers (5-3) defeated Vassar College (14-13), but lost to Boston College (14-13), St. John's University (21-6), and Yale University (15-12).

The foil team put together the best record of the day as it finished at 17-19. Its best outing was a 6-3 decision against Vassar which helped lead MIT to its lone victory. Spencer Sugimoto paced the Engineers with an 8-4 record while Jason Chen and Benjamin Switala finished at 5-7 and 4-8, respectively.

In its match with Yale, the epee team picked up Tech's only victory with a 5-4 decision. The corps posted a 15-21 record behind Trevor Chang's team-best mark of 7-5. Gabriel Chan went 5-7 as Matt Gethers notched a 2-8 ledger. Jeremy Hurwitz won one of his two bouts.

The sabre squad posted a 13-23 ledger with Igor Kopylov leading the way at 6-7. Namit Setia finished with a 4-5 mark, followed by Rangarajan Nadadur (3-6), and Raymond Wu (0-5).