Fencing Prepares for Ivy Round Robin #2

PHILADELPHIA – Penn fencing heads to Princeton on Sunday for the second day of Ivy League Round Robin competition. Both the men’s and women’s teams enter the weekend with 2-1 records in Ivy meets. On Sunday, the men will fence Brown and Princeton. The women will fence Brown, Princeton and Cornell.

Here is a quick look at the standings after Day One.

Men

1. Columbia 2-0

2. Penn 2-1

2. Harvard 2-1

4. Princeton 1-2

4. Yale 1-2

6. Brown 0-2

Women

1. Columbia 3-0

2. Penn 2-1

2. Brown 2-1

2. Harvard 2-1

5. Cornell 2-2

6. Princeton 1-3

7. Yale 0-4

The Quakers are also faring well in individual competition, with multiple fencers in contention for first-team All-Ivy honors. In men’s sabre, Penn has three of the top six fencers. Jonathan Berkowsky (7-2) is tied for third while Andrew Bielen and Matthew Kolasa are both tied for fifth with 6-3 records.

In men’s foil, Ron Berkowsky enters the weekend ranked third among all fencers with a 7-2 record. He is followed by teammate Alex Salsman who is tied for fourth at 6-3.

In women’s sabre, Danielle Kamis has posted a 6-3 record after one day of fencing and is among three women tied for eighth.

Ilana Sinkin is one of four women tied for second in foil with 7-2 records. She is right behind the leader, Nicole Ross of Columbia, who has eight wins to one loss. Sinkin’s teammate, Abby Emerson is also in contention with a 6-3 record.

As always, you can follow all the fencing action live via the Ivy League’s fencing blog here.