CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- No. 2 Harvard men's fencing goes a perfect 3-0 at the end of the first day of the Ivy League Round Robins.
In the first round, the Crimson met the No. 1 ranked Columbia Lions. With the bouts going back-and-forth, junior foilist and captain Geoffrey Tourette scored the match clinching touch to secure the win over the Lions. Harvard went on to defeat Columbia by a final of 15-12.
The Crimson dominated in the next two rounds defeating Brown 23-4 and Yale 18-9. Harvard finished the day in first place.
- The Crimson's win over No. 1 Columbia makes it its second over the Lions this season.
- First-year sabreist Mitchell Saron made his collegiate debut going 7-2 on the day.
- The Crimson finished the day ranked first among the Ivy League teams.
- Senior Erwin Cai is ranked number one in the men's sabre weapon and junior Geoffrey Tourette is number one in men's foil.
Harvard 15 Columbia 12
Sabre 6-3 | Foil 6-3 | Epee 3-6
Harvard 23 Brown 4
Sabre 8-1 | Foil 7-2 | Epee 8-1
Harvard 18 Yale 9
Sabre 8-1 | Foil 7-2 | Epee 3-6
Erwin Cai- 7-0
Mitchell Saron- 7-2
Philip Dolegiewicz- 5-2
Daniel Solomon- 2-0
Jason Oh- 1-0
Geoffrey Tourette- 8-0
Kenji Bravo- 7-2
Duncan Rheingans-Yoo- 4-3
George Haglund- 1-2
Jonas Hansen- 6-3
Andrew Lee- 3-6
Josh Willcox- 2-2
The Crimson is back in action tomorrow against No. 9 Penn and No. 6 Princeton in the final day of the Ivy League Round Robins. These bouts are set to be broadcast on ESPN+.