NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Concluding the Ivy League Championships, the No. 5 women's fencing squad added one more victory over Brown and to its 3-3 weekend venture, finished tied for third. Additionally, first-year Elizabeth Tartakovsky won the 2019 Sabre Individual Ivy Champion honor after posting a 14-2 record with +39-touch differential on the weekend.
Beginning the morning with bouts against No. 9 Penn, Harvard was edged out by the Quakers after they captured a 5-4 win from the sabre squad before the foil squad tallied four more victories.
The Crimson quickly bounced back for its second round of bouts against Brown. After posting a sweep, Elizabeth Tartakovsky paved the way for her fellow sabre teammates, Veronica Czyzewski, Martha Merriam and Gabrielle Tartakovsky to take a commanding 7-2 win over the Bears. Shortly thereafter, the momentum carried into the foil teams offensive attack as Natalie Yang and Cynthia Liu swept their opponents for another 7-2 win. Epee team members, Cindy Gao, Shawn Wallace, Saanchi Kukadia secured the overall win after picking up a 6-3 win.
In the final contest of the tournament against No. 10 Princeton, the Crimson fell by a 14-13 margin. Despite posting a 7-2 victory from the foil group, the Tigers answered with their own 7-2 victory in epee. The outcome came down to the sabre bouts where Princeton clinched the overall win after going on a four-bout run prior to back-to-back scores from Elizabeth Tartakovsky and Czyzewski.
As competition concluded, four Crimson members earned All-Ivy accolades. After earning her individual champion title, Elizabeth Tartakovsky was named First-Team All-Ivy, while teammates Cindy Gao, Cynthia Liu and Veronica Czyzewski were named second-team. In sabre, Czyzewski tabbed a +26-touch differential during her 10-4 campaign, while Gao tallied a +7-touch differential in her eight epee victories. Fellow first-year Cynthia Liu additionally took home second-team Ivy honors as she put together 10 victories and an overall +7-touch differential.
- Additional to earning he individual title, Elizabeth Tartakovsky tabbed an 8-1 record with a +24-touch differential on the day, including sweeps over her competitors from Penn and Brown.
- In Foil, junior Natalie Yang and first-year Cynthia Liu picked up a sweep across their Brown opponents, collecting a +9-touch differential each.
Harvard 12, No. 9 Penn 15
Harvard 20, Brown 7
Harvard 13, No. 10 Princeton 14
The Crimson women prepare for the 12th annual Beanpot hosted by Brandeis to face local competitors from Boston College, MIT and Brandeis on Wednesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.