Men's Fencing Ties For Second At Ivy Championships

Complete Results - Rounds 1-7

PHILADELPHIA - Though Penn's dreams of a repeat Ivy Championship died last weekend, the Quakers fenced well on Sunday, finishing in a tie for second within the confines of Hutchinson Gym.

Penn's 2-0 record on the day propelled them to a 3-2 mark overall and put them into a second place tie with Harvard, a team which they defeated on the first day of competition 15-12.

Leading Penn on the day was freshman Evan Prochniak, who finished 12-3 in sabre and was named first-team All-Ivy for his performance. Sophomore Alex Simmons was also named first-team All-Ivy as he finished with the best record in foil at 11-3. Junior Jacob Wischnia was named second-team All-Ivy in epee.

In Penn's first action of the day, the Red and Blue took down Brown 16-11. Prochniak and George Igoe both went 2-1 as sabre won 5-4. The Quakers dropped foil 5-4, though both Vidur Kapur and Simmons went 2-1. Penn rebounded in epee with a 7-2 victory behind a 3-0 performance from Wischnia.

The Red and Blue kept up the winning ways against a Columbia squad which was forced to forfeit a few bouts. The Quakers still managed to dominate play however, taking down the Lions 22-5. Penn won sabre 7-2, epee 6-3 and blanked Columbia in foil 9-0.

Penn returns to action a week from Saturday when a good portion of the team will head to Drew University for the NCAA regionals and the chance at an appearance in the NCAA Championships.

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