Fencers Successful Over the Last WeekBy Mark Hurst
The varsity fencing team hosted a competition against University of North Carolina, one of the strongest schools in its region, and traditional MIT rival Brown University last Saturday in the Johnson Athletic Center.
The women's team defeated both of its opponents. The lady blades defeated UNC 9-7 and destroyed Brown with a 14-2 victory. On the men's team, the sabre squad once again proved its power, soundly defeating UNC 6-3.
Rene Despinos '94 took one bout, Charles Baroud '93 won two, and Mark Hurst '94 took all three of his bouts. Both Baroud and Hurst defeated Mark Lattimore, who is ranked second in the NCAA.
The entire men's team came alive for its meet with Brown. Both the sabre and epee squads defeated Brown 6-3. The foil squad took three of its nine bouts, with an outstanding performance by John Rodriguez '95. After taking the sole MIT foil win over UNC, he won two of his three bouts against Brown.
On Sunday, the men's team traveled to Boston College to fence BC and Yeshiva College. MIT trounced Yeshiva with an overall score of 23-4. Later in the day they downed BC 18-9, with the epee squad winning 8-1. Jin Choi '94 went undefeated on Sunday, winning all six of his bouts.
The fencing team's last varsity dual meet of the season will be held this Saturday in the fencing room against Harvard University.