No. 6 Men's Fencing Perfect On Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers continued their impressive run to open the season, taking down all four opponents at the Eric Sollee Invitational Saturday at Brandeis.

Both foil and sabre went unbeaten on the day, as Penn took care of Brandeis, Boston College, MIT and NYU in that order. The Red and Blue beat Brandeis 17-10, as foil went 8-1, sabre went 5-4 and epee lost a close one 5-4.

Taking on Boston College, the Quakers won all three weapons, taking foil 9-0, epee 6-3 and sabre 5-4 for the 20-7 victory. Against MIT Penn once again captured victories in all three weapons, as foil and sabre each recorded matching 7-2 margins. Epee won 6-3 for the 22-5 margin. The Quakers final matchup of the day proved to be their toughest, beating NYU by a 15-12 score. Foil won 5-4 and sabre took it 6-3, while epee lost 5-4.

Freshman Sinatrio Raharjo went a perfect 7-0 while junior Dan Shiff went 7-3 in foil. Sophomore Vidur Kapur also fenced well in foil, going 10-1.

Sabre was led by first year Evan Prochniak, who improved to 19-2 on the season with an 11-1 mark on the day. In epee, Jacob Wischnia went 8-3 to lead the team.

The Quakers return to action as a team when they travel to Cornell for the first round of the Ivy Championships on February 21.

Opponent Epee Foil Sabre Total
Brandeis 4-5 8-1 5-4 17-10
Boston College 6-3 9-0 5-4 20-7
MIT 6-3 7-2 7-2 20-7
NYU 4-5 5-4 6-3 15-12