Men's Fencing Defeats Johns Hopkins at Duke Invitational

Freshman Avi Zeff
Freshman Avi Zeff

Durham, N.C. (February 11) - At the Duke Invitational on Saturday, the MIT men's fencing team defeated Johns Hopkins University, 14-13. In their match-ups with Division I foes, the Engineers (13-13) fell to the host Blue Devils (19-8), University of North Carolina (16-11), the U.S. Air Force Academy (15-12), and Boston College (15-12). Junior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) powered the sabre squad with a 13-2 record while classmate Alexander Andriatis (Mendham, N.J.) paced the epee team with a 7-3 mark. Freshman Avi Zeff (New York, N.Y.) led the way for the foil unit with a tally of 7-7.

Epee (17-28 record. Highlights: 4-5 vs. UNC and BC)
  Record Highlights
Alexander Andriatis 7-3 2-1 vs. Air Force and Boston College; 1-1 vs. Duke; 1-0 vs. UNC
Sam Judd 5-9 2-1 vs. UNC
Sheel Patel 5-8 1-0 vs. Johns Hopkins
Yixuan Pei 0-6 n/a

 

Foil (13-22 record. Highlights: 4-5 vs. Johns Hopkins)

Record

Highlights

Matthew Cavuto 1-7 1-2 vs. Duke
Arjun Gupta 4-11 2-1 vs. BC; 1-2 vs. UNC and Johns Hopkins
Austin Wang 1-7 1-2 vs. Air Force
Avi Zeff 7-7 3-0 vs. Johns Hopkins; 2-1 vs. UNC

 

Sabre (27-18 record. Highlights: 7-2 vs. Air Force and Johns Hopkins; 6-3 vs. BC)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 4-11 2-1 vs. Air Force
Benjamin Lin 10-5 3-0 vs. Johns Hopkins and BC; 2-1 vs. UNC and Air Force
Tzer Wong
13-2 3-0 vs. Air Force, Johns Hopkins, and BC; 2-1 vs. Duke and UNC