Dershwitz leads Crimson with 11 wins in triumph (Gil Talbot).
NEW YORK – In its second tournament of the season, Harvard men's fencing went 4-1, winning a tie-breaker over Penn State and Columbia, to win the St. John's Invitational. Harvard moves to 7-2 on the season.
The Crimson started the tournament with its only loss of the day to Penn State, 15-12, before rattling off four consecutive victories over Columbia (17-10), Notre Dame (15-12), Ohio State (17-10) and St. John's (14-13).
The foil squad's three fencers, Jerry Chang, Stephen Mageras and Michael Woo, went 5-0 as a group with each tallying 10 wins for the Crimson. The sabre fencers went 2-3 as a unit, with Eli Dershwitz leading the way with 11 wins, and Alexander Eldeib led the epee fencers with 10 victories.
Harvard returns to the strip February 8 at the Ivy League Round Robins in New York. The Crimson went 4-1 at the event a year ago.