Men’s Fencing Earns Two Victories at Brandeis Invitational

Courtesy of Jim Judd
Courtesy of Jim Judd

THE BASICS:

- Event: Brandeis Invitational

- Scores:
Yale 18, MIT 9
St. John's 23, MIT 4
MIT 17, Incarnate Word 10
MIT 20, Cornell 7
UNC 17, MIT 10

- Record: MIT (6-4)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: Facing its toughest competition thus far, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 2-3 ledger at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers (6-4) defeated the University of Incarnate Word (17-10) and Cornell University (20-7) but fell to Yale University (18-9), St. John's University (23-4), and the University of North Carolina (17-10). For the second straight competition freshman Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) produced a 10-1 epee record as senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the sabre unit with a 12-3 total. Freshman Joshua Talbot (Verona, N.J.) paced the foil squad with a 4-8 mark.

Epee (25-20 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 8-1 vs. St. John's; 5-4 vs. UNC)
  Record Highlights
Alexander Andriatis 5-6 3-0 vs. Cornell; 1-1 vs. Incarnate Word
Aaron Kogan 0-3 n/a
Sheel Patel 6-6 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 2-0 vs. Cornell
Yixuan Pei 4-4 1-1 vs. UNC; 1-0 vs. Incarnate Word and Cornell
Nyle Sykes 10-1 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word, Cornell, and UNC; 1-1 vs. Yale

 

Foil (12-33 record. Highlight: 6-3 vs. Cornell)
  Record Highlights
Chris McKinney 4-9 2-1 vs. Yale; 1-0 vs. Cornell
Joshua Talbot 4-8 3-0 vs. Cornell
Austin Wang 1-7 1-1 vs. Cornell
Avi Zeff 3-9 1-2 vs. Yale, Cornell, and UNC

 

Sabre (23-22 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 5-4 vs. Cornell)
  Record Highlights
Connor Dotson 6-9 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word
Aidan Simpson 4-8 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word
Sebastien Wah 1-2 1-0 vs. Cornell
Tzer Wong 12-3 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word, Cornell, and UNC; 2-1 vs. Yale

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 28 when it visits Boston College for Northeast Fencing Conference competition starting at 10:00 a.m.

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