Men’s Fencing Edges out Brandeis at the Beanpot

Freshman Yixuan Pei
Freshman Yixuan Pei

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (February 15) - In its final outing of the regular season, the MIT men's fencing team defeated Brandeis University, 14-13, at the 10th Annual Beanpot on Wednesday. The victory came after the Engineers (14-15) fell to host Boston College (16-11) and Harvard (22-5). Freshman Yixuan Pei (Baltimore, Md.) racked up a 7-2 record for the epee team as junior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) paced the sabre squad with a 5-4 mark. Freshman Arjun Gupta (Springfield, Va.) turned in the best performance for the foil contingent as he went 2-7.

Next up for MIT will be the New England Championship on Saturday, March 4.

Epee (18-9 record. Highlights: 8-1 vs. Brandeis; 7-2 vs. BC)
  Record Highlights
Marshall Craft 0-1 n/a
Sam Judd 6-2 2-1 vs. BC and Harvard; 2-0 vs. Brandeis
Sheel Patel 5-4 3-0 vs. Brandeis; 2-1 vs. BC
Yixuan Pei 7-2 3-0 vs. BC and Brandeis


Foil (3-24 record. Highlight: 3-6 vs. Harvard)



Matthew Cavuto 1-2 1-2 vs. BC
Arjun Gupta 2-7 2-1 vs. Brandeis
Austin Wang 0-6 n/a
Avi Zeff 0-9 n/a


Sabre (9-18 record. Highlight: 4-5 vs. Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 0-9 n/a
Benjamin Lin 4-5 2-1 vs. BC and Brandeis
Tzer Wong
5-4 2-1 vs. Harvard and Brandeis