Alumni Team Defeats Fencers; Sabres WinBy Mark Hurst
The varsity fencing team competed in its first meet of the season on Saturday, facing a tough team of experienced alumni. The alumni team defeated the men's and women's varsity by the usual margins, with scores of 20-7 and 13-3, respectively.
Despite the loss, several varsity fencers performed well. The women's team fought to victory three times, with team captain Sara Ontiveros `93 taking two bouts and Ronke Olabisi `93 winning one.
Victories on the epee squad went to new team members Keith Lichten `95 and Dean Christakos `96.
On the sabre squad, team captain Mark Hurst `94 won all three of his bouts, and senior Charles Baroud's victory over nationally ranked Jae Sang `88 brought the sabre squad to a tense 4-4 score. Sabre beginner William Tran `95 then won the tie-breaking bout to bring the varsity sabres to a 5-4 victory over the alumni squad.
With the alumni warmup behind it, the fencing team now looks forward to individual tournaments at Brandeis and Temple on November 7.