PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers opened up their new year by going 4-2 at the Philadelphia Invitational on Saturday, as four fencers recorded double-digit win totals.
Penn opened up the day with a 23-4 win over Sacred Heart, and finished with victories over North Carolina (21-6), Duke (15-13) and Farleigh Dickinson (20-7). The Red and Blue's only losses came at the hands of Northwestern (16-11) and Temple (16-11). Northwestern was the only team to go unbeaten on the day, finishing with a perfect 6-0 mark.
Junior Danielle Kamis had a team-high 14 wins, finishing with a 14-4 record in sabre, including a 3-0 mark on three separate occasions. Sophomore Dominika Franciszkowicz also performed well in sabre, going 12-3.
In Epee, junior Stephanie Wheeler went 11-1, with her only loss coming against Northwestern, while freshman Amrit Bhinder went 9-3. Jenna Stahl lost just once, going 7-1, and as a group Epee didn't lose one match and all the fencers recorded at least seven victories.
Sophomore Laura Paragano recorded the most wins in foil, going 10-8, while freshman Aida Abdikulova went 8-8.
Penn returns to action on Saturday, January 23, when the team travels to the Penn State Invitational.