University Park, Pa. - The Quakers had three different fencers finish in the top seven of their respective weapon at the Penn State Open on Sunday.
One of three returning All-Americans for the men, sophomore Evan Prochniak got his season off to a strong start by finishing second overall in saber. Only Alex Ochocki of defending national champion Penn State finished ahead of him. Freshman Michael Mills also fenced well, taking fourth overall in saber. Fellow classmate Elliot Tusk made a strong impression with his 11th place finish.
The Red and Blue's other top-seven finish came in foil, where junior Vidur Kapur fenced his way to seventh place, the second highest for an Ivy fencer in foil. Junior Alex Simmons also fenced in foil, taking 15th overall.
The Quakers top finish in epee came from first-year, Royce Shipp, who placed 25h in the event. Senior Jacob Wischnia also placed 37th in epee.
Penn returns to action on January 22, when the team plays host for Philadelphia Invitational.