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