Complete Results - Rounds 1-3
ITHACA, N.Y. - The Quakers won their first match but lost their next two in the first round of the Ivy Championships held at Cornell on Sunday.
Penn opened the day with a 15-12 victory over No. 6 Harvard, as they captured two of the three weapons. The Red and Blue won 8-1 in foil and 5-4 sabre before dropping epee 7-2. Benjamin Bell (sabre), and sophomore's Alex Simmons (foil) and Vidur Kapur (foil) each went 3-0 in their bouts.
Against the fourth ranked Princeton Tigers, Penn came up short, losing 18-9. The Quakers won foil 6-3, but fell in sabre 7-2 and epee 8-1 for the final margin. Freshman Evan Prochniak (sabre) was one of four fencers to go 2-1 in the match.
The Red and Blue ended the day with a 17-10 loss to Yale. The Quakers beat the Bulldogs last year but were unable to do so on Sunday as they dropped all three weapons. Prochniak finished the afternoon 7-2 in sabre, while Simmons also won seven bouts in foil with just two losses.
The Quakers return to action on Sunday when they host the second round of the Ivy Championships at Hutchinson Gym, with action beginning at 11 a.m.