Men's Fencing Takes Lead at Ivy League Championship on Day One

Sophomore Thomas Kolasa is in second place among individuals in the saber competition after day one of the Ivy League Championship (Harvard Athletic Communications).

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 2 Harvard men's fencing team sits atop the standings after day one of the Ivy League Championship, tied with rival Yale at 2-0 with wins over No. 7 Penn and sixth-ranked host Princeton.

The Crimson defeated the seventh-ranked Quakers, 16-11, and beat No. 6 Princeton by a score of 17-10 to take the day one lead. Harvard still has three duals left in the round-robin format and will face No. 8 Columbia and Brown, both winless on Saturday, as well as Yale, who also wrapped up day one with a 2-0 record.

Sophomore Thomas Kolasa led the way in the Crimson's saber group, going 5-1 to sit at second in the individual standings behind Yale's Nate Benzimra (6-0). Freshman Lucas Lin led Harvard's foil group with a 4-2 mark to put him in sixth place and junior James Hawrot was Harvard's top epee fencer Saturday, finishing with a 4-1 mark to currently rank fourth.

The Crimson will conclude competition at the Ivy League Championship Sunday.