Harvard Men’s Fencing Claims Seventh Ivy Crown

The Harvard men's fencing team went 5-0 on the weekend (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 7 Harvard men's fencing team posted a perfect weekend at the Ivy Round-Robins, picking up the program's seventh conference title in team history with a 5-0 record on the weekend at Harvard's Gordon Indoor Track.

The Crimson (13-5) entered the day with a 2-0 record, before defeating Brown, 19-9, Princeton, 16-11, and Penn, 14-13, to win the conference title.

In the men's foil, Michael Woo went 13-2, while Brian Kaneshige and Jerry Chang each posted 10-5 records en route to first-team all-conference accolades.

In the men's sabre, Thomas Kolasa was 9-5 on the weekend, garnering second-team All-Ivy status, while Michael Raynis (9-5) and Ben White (8-5) received All-Ivy second-team nods in the men's epee.

Harvard opened the day with an 19-8 victory over Brown, as the sabre led, 7-2, and the foil and epee squads each had 6-3 wins.

The Crimson then earned a hard-fought victory against Princeton, 16-11, as Harvard clinched a share of the conference crown in the process. The men's sabre team performed well against the Tigers, going 8-1, while the foil squad was 5-4.

In the final match of the day, the Crimson and Quakers were tied, 13-13, Harvard's Jerry Chang faced his brother, Penn's Jason Chang, in the men's foil with the match in the balance. Jerry emerged with the win, giving Harvard the outright Ivy crown, as the Crimson men's foil squad was the difference in the match, 5-4.

Harvard will return to action Sunday, March 10 at the NCAA Regionals, hosted by St. John's in Queens, N.Y.

Men's Standings
Harvard, 5-0
Columbia, 3-2
Penn, 3-2
Princeton, 3-2
Yale, 1-4
Brown, 0-5

Harvard def. Brown, 19-8 (S72/F63/E63)
Princeton def. Columbia, 16-11 (S45/F63/E63)

Harvard def. Princeton, 16 11 (S81/F54/E36)
Penn def. Brown, 19-8 (S45/F81/E72)

Harvard def. Penn, 14-13 (S27/F54/E72)
Yale def. Brown, 16-11 (S54/F63/E54)