Men’s and Women’s Fencing Competes at North American Cup

Geoffrey Tourette fifth in men's foil.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- This past weekend some of the members of men's and women's fencing made a trip down south to Kansas City to compete in the North American Cup.

Coming out of pool play men's sabre was a combined 25-5 with sophomore Daniel Solomon ranked number one. Men's foil also came out of pool play on a high note posting a 17-1 record.

Entering the elimination rounds first-years Mitchell Saron and Filip Dolegiewicz made it to the round of 16 winning five matches. Number one ranked Daniel Solomon advanced to the round of 32 winning his first two matches including a first-round bye. Senior Erwin Cai received a bye in round one and won his second match advancing to the round of 64.

Junior Geoffrey Tourette lead the way in men's foil going undefeated in pool play and advancing to the quarter finals in the elimination rounds. He went on to finish fifth overall, the highest place for a Harvard Crimson fencer for the weekend.

In men's epee, first-year Jonas Hansen advanced had a bye in round one before winning his second-round match 15-5. He went on to finish in the round of 64. Junior Adrien Thein-Sandler would also finish in the round of 64 as well.

Karina Wang was the lone fencer for Harvard in women's foil and posted a 3-3 record leaving pool play. Shen went on to elimination rounds where she would faceoff with a top ranked opponent in the second round.

Maria Theodore after a bye in round one, won her second match 15-6 and finished in the round of 32 for women's sabre. Elizabeth Tartakovsky came into the elimination rounds ranked fifth and won her first three matches to finish off the day in the quarterfinals.

Men's Sabre

Men's Epee

Men's Foil

Women's Foil

Women's Sabre