Fencing teams compete in marathon meets on Sat.
By Ken Ellis
Last Saturday the MIT men's fencing team participated in a marathon meet, in which it competed against opponents from the US Air Force Academy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brown University, Brandeis University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Against UNC, the team lost, 20-7. The epee squad, which lost by a narrow margin of one bout, was carried by Henrik Martin '93, who scored a victory in all three of his bouts.
The team also lost to Brown, by a score of 10-17, although the foil squad won, 5-4, with Ken Ellis '93 sweeping two of his bouts, 5-0, 5-0. For the epee squad, Henrik Martin also scored a 5-0 victory against nationally ranked Scott Abersaro.
The sole team victory of the day for MIT came against WPI, by a score of 16-11, with sabre and epee winning, 5-4 and 7-2, respectively. The epee squad then went on to devastate the Brandeis team, again with a 7-2 victory, with William Chavez '94 winning all three of his bouts.
(Ken Ellis '93 is manager of the men's fencing team.)