The foil team saved Penn in the first bouts of the day. Things were tight between the epee and saber squads against Stevens Tech, but an 8-1 advantage for foil proved vital as the Red and Blue started off with an 18-9 victory. Rachel Chin and Wendy Zhao each went 3-0 against the Ducks. It was almost an identical situation facing MIT. With epee and saber drawing at 9-9, a 9-0 edge from foil was the difference as the Quakers downed the Engineers, 18-9. Chin was once again 3-0 for Penn.
Foil continued to provide everything Penn needed as the Quakers started the afternoon. Zhao, Sarah Parmacek and Luong Wang all compiled 3-0 records against Boston College to help down the Eagles, 19-8. Penn registered its biggest win of the day in the final bout, a 20-7 decision over Brandeis. Wang again went 3-0 for the Red and Blue, while epee was 7-2 with Srey Beaulac and Amrit Bhinder recording perfect 3-0 records against the Judges.
The Quakers are in action again next weekend, traveling back to Cambridge to compete in the Ivy League Round-Robins on the campus of Harvard University. The two-day event will get started on Feb. 9 and end on Feb. 10 from the Albert H. Gordon Track.