Harvard Men Unbeaten on Day 1 of the Ivy Fencing Round-Robins

Brian Kaneshige went 6-0 in the foil Saturday (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 7 Harvard men's fencing team will enter the final day of the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins in the driver's seat after winning both its matches on Day 1 of the competition Saturday at Gordon Track.

The Crimson (10-5) posted a convincing, 21-6 win against Yale before knocking off fifth-ranked Columbia, 15-12. The Lions won each of their other three matches to lead three one-loss teams in the tightly packed standings heading into the second day of the competition Sunday.

On Day 2, Harvard takes on Brown at 10 a.m., No. 3 Princeton at 11:30 a.m. and No. 8 Penn at 1:45 p.m. The Quakers upset the Tigers Saturday, and both those teams enter Sunday at 2-1.

Harvard was led by its foil squad, which posted a combined 17-1 record, including an 8-1 mark against Columbia to help the team take the match despite the Lions' edge in the other two disciplines. The Crimson's Brian Kaneshige and Michael Woo share the lead in the individual foil standings at 6-0 each, while Jerry Chang posted a 5-1 mark Saturday.

In the epee event, Harvard went 6-3 against the Bulldogs and won four bouts against the Lions. Michael Raynis notched a 4-2 individual record to tie for fifth in the epee standings.

Thomas Kolasa paced the Harvard saber group with a 4-2 mark, as the Crimson won six saber bouts against Yale and three against Columbia.

Men's Standings
Harvard 2-0
Columbia 3-1
Penn 2-1
Princeton 2-1
Brown 0-2
Yale 0-4

Penn def Yale, 21-6 (S72/F72/E72)
Columbia def Brown, 20-7 (S72/F63/E72)

Harvard def Yale, 21-6 (S63/F90/E63)
Columbia def Penn, 21-6 (S54/F81/E81)
Princeton def Brown, 16-11 (S54/F72/E45)

Columbia def Yale, 20-7 (S81/F63/E63)
Penn def Princeton, 14-13 (S81/F45/E27)

Harvard def Columbia, 15-12 (S36/F81/E45)
Princeton def Yale, 19-8 (S63/F63/E72)