Men’s Fencing Closes Season at NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

Avi Zeff
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THE BASICS:

- Event: NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

- Location: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Vassar College)

- The Lead: The MIT men's fencing team wrapped up its season by competing in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at Vassar College on Sunday. First-year Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) led the way for the Engineers by placing 16th in foil while classmate Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.) ranked 18th in the sabre standings. Sophomore Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) paced the epee unit with a career-best 25th place finish.

Epee
Nyle Sykes 25th Place
(Career Best)
Pool Round 1: Bye Pool Round 2: 2-4
- Lost 5-4 vs. Teddy Lombardo (Columbia)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Malcolm Miller (Yale)
- Won 5-3 vs. Aaron Buachie (Hunter)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Dante Centeno (Sacred Heart)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Aiden Banyon-Mrak (BC)
- Won 5-4 vs. Samuel Bekker (NYU)
Sheel Patel 30th Place Pool Round 1: Bye Pool Round 2: 2-4
- Lost 5-1 vs. Andrew Lee (Harvard)
- Won 5-1 vs. Jason Vassell (Hunter)
- Lost 4-1 vs. Isaac Shelanski (Yale)
- Won 5-4 vs. Nathan Vaysberg (St. John's)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Junseo Park (BC)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Troy Kapitze (Sacred Heart)
Ritaank Tiwari 36th Place
(First appearance)
Pool Round 1: 2-2
- Lost 5-3 vs. Griffen Rollert (BC)
- Won 5-3 vs. Chris Armstrong (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Aaron Buachie (Hunter)
- Won 5-4 vs. Ilan Marouani (Yeshiva)
n/a

 

Foil
Robert Law 16th Place
(First appearance)
Pool Round 1: 2-3
- Won 5-2 vs. Philip Acinapuro (BC)
- Won 5-4 vs. Lucas Wetmore (Sacred Heart)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Duncan Rheingans-Yoo (Harvard)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Earnest Chen (Yale)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Adlai Brandt-Ogman (Vassar)
Pool Round 2: 2-4
- Lost 5-1 vs. Christopher Kiel (MIT)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Nolen Scruggs (Columbia)
- Won 5-0 vs. Ari Lichy (BC)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Umar Masood (Brown)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Kyle Welch (NYU)
- Won 5-4 vs. Duncan Rheingans-Yoo (Harvard)
Christopher Kiel 17th Place
(First appearance)
Pool Round 1: 3-3
- Won 5-1 vs. Jared Sugarman (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Cameron Mayer (BC)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Sam Moelis (Columbia)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Umar Masood (Brown)
- Won 5-1 vs. Noe Berger (Vassar)
- Won 5-1 vs. Malcolm Jackson (St. John's)
Pool Round 2: 1-5
- Lost 5-1 vs. Nolen Scruggs (Columbia)
- Lost 4-2 vs. Ari Lichy (BC)
- Won 5-1 vs. Robert Law (MIT)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Umas Masood (Brown)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Kyle Welch (NYU)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Duncan Rheingans-Yoo (Harvard)
Avi Zeff 18th Place
(Career Best)
Pool Round 1: 3-3
- Lost 5-1 vs. Maxime Tarasiewicz (St. John's)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Sidarth Kumbla (Columbia)
- Won 5-0 vs. Elias Santiago (Hunter)
- Won 5-4 vs. Sam Chestha  (Brandeis)
- Won 5-4 vs. Eric Zobel (NYU)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Cameron Allen (Yale) 
Pool Round 2: 1-5
- Lost 5-0 vs. Earnest Chen (Yale)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Sidarth Kumbla (Columbia)
- Won 5-1 vs. Adlai Brandt-Ogman (Vassar)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Daniel Li (Yale)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Sam Moelis (Columbia)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Cameron Mayer (BC)
Josh Talbot 21st Place
(Career Best) 
Pool Round 1: 3-3
- Lost 5-2 vs. Ian Quin (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Geoffrey Tourette (Harvard)
- Won 5-3 vs. Ari Lichy (BC)
- Won 5-3 vs. Julien Mallet (Sacred Heart)
- Won 5-4 vs. Christian Gaehde (Vassar)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Kyle Welch (NYU)
Pool Round 2: 0-6
- Lost 5-0 vs. George Haglund (Harvard)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Ian Quin (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Zohaib Mannan (NYU)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Geoffrey Tourette (Harvard)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Cameron Allen (Yale)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Maxime Tarasiewicz (St. John's)

 

Sabre
Aaron Lu 18th Place
(First Appearance)
Pool Round 1: 3-3
- Won 5-4 vs. Sal Centanni (St. John's)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Walter Musgrave (Yale)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Leon Rotenstein (Brandeis)
- Won 5-2 vs. Nick Williams (Vassar)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Calvin Liang (Columbia)
- Won 5-2 vs. Connor Rounds (BC)
Pool Round 2: 1-5
- Lost 5-3 vs. Bolang Meng (BC)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Ben Natanzon (St. John's)
- Won 5-2 vs. Sepncer Kuldell (BC)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Leon Rotenstein (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Erwin Cai (Harvard)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Walter Musgrave (Yale)
Aidan Simpson 31st Place Pool Round 1: 0-6
- Lost 5-0 vs. Dawson Sieradzky (Columbia)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Ben Natanzon (St. John's)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Shawn Pyatetsky (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Jason Oh (Harvard)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Kevin Callahan (Yale)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Ben Slavin (BC)
n/a

 

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