MIT Picks Up Three Wins at NFC Competition

Jan. 29, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its final Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season, the MIT men's fencing team emerged with a 3-3 record on Saturday. The Engineers (8-6) defeated Dartmouth College (24-3), Sacred Heart University (17-10) and non-conference foe University of Florida (23-4), while falling to Brandeis University (16-11), host Brown University (14-13), and Boston College (18-9). Tech finished the year with a 6-3 mark in the NFC and a fourth-place ranking out of 10 schools.

Both the sabre and epee squads registered team-best records of 33-21. The sabre team, led by Igor Kopylov (14-4), notched an 8-1 decision over Florida to go along with a pair of 7-2 victories against Sacred Heart and Dartmouth. Rangarajan Nadadur went 9-7 on the day as Raymond Wu posted a ledger of 5-4. Namit Setia rounded out the contingent with a 5-6 mark.

The epee team's best showing came in its match up with Dartmouth, where it won eight out of nine bouts. Trevor Chang paced MIT with a 13-5 record while Gabriel Chan posted a 10-8 mark. Matt Gethers finished at 7-5 as Jeremy Hurwitz registered an even 3-3 ledger.

Behind 9-0 wins over Dartmouth and Florida, the foil team lifted its total to 31-23. Spencer Sugimoto had a dominating outing as he went 16-2 on the day. Sebastian Castro (5-5), Benjamin Switala (6-7), and Jason Chen (4-9) accounted for the rest of MIT's performances.