WALTHAM, Mass. – The MIT men's fencing team closed out the regular season at the Beanpot hosted by Brandeis University on Wednesday night. The Engineers (12-12) topped Boston College, 14-13, but lost to Harvard University (22-5) and and the host Judges (14-13).
The epee team dismissed Brandeis (8-1), defeated BC (6-3), and was edged out by Harvard (4-5) en route to a total of 18-9. Sophomores Sam Judd (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Matthew Cavuto (Skillman, N.J.) both went 6-3 as Judd registered 2-1 performances in all three rounds while Cavuto blanked his foes from Brandeis, had a 2-1 mark against BC, and added a win over Harvard. In his only action of the night, freshmanAlexander Andriatis (Hanover, N.J.) swept Brandeis as junior Dinis Cheian (Chisinau, Moldova) finished with a ledger of 3-3 by going 2-1 versus BC and 1-2 against Harvard.
The sabre squad amassed a total of 17-10 as it overpowered BC (8-1), edged out Brandeis (5-4), and produced a 4-5 performance against Harvard. Freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) recorded 2-1 tallies in all three of his appearances en route to a 6-3 mark, which was matched by senior Ehsan Izadmehr (Wayne, N.J.), who blanked BC, went 2-1 against Brandeis, and tacked on a win versus Harvard. Sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) rounded out MIT with a 5-4 record as he swept BC and had 1-2 ledgers against Harvard and Brandeis.
Senior Jim Clark (Falls Church, Va.) along with sophomores Israel Donato-Ridgley (Round Rock, Texas) and Jason Fischman (Wesley Hills, N.Y.) represented the Engineers in the foil competition but they were unable to come away with a win.
MIT kicks off its postseason push with the New England Championship on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Vassar College.