CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Duke men’s and women’s fencing team traveled north to Massachusetts to compete in the Eric Sollee Invitational on the campus of MIT. Both the men and women posted a perfect 6-0 record on the day.
The Blue Devil men and women picked up wins against ACC foe Boston College, Brandeis, MIT, NYU, Stevens and Brown.
For the first time ever, the men and women's teams were both undefeated fencing the same schools in their line-ups,” said head coach Alex Beguinet. “We are all very proud of them. They are all very happy with how they fenced today, and they feel confident. This result should make the Duke meet next weekend even more enjoyable.”
The men’s squad saw four Blue Devils pick up 12 victories with freshman Eoin Gronningsater once again leading Duke and the foil squad. Gronningsater posted a perfect 12-0 ledger while fellow rookie Jonathan Schwartzman went 12-2.
After garnering ACC Male Fencer of the Week honors, freshman Duncan De Caire continued to excel as he logged a saber team-best 12-4 record on the weekend. Sophomore Will Feldman rounded out the foilists’ impressive outing as he went 12-5.
The women’s saber squad hit the strips hard today as Jennifer Ling, Haley Fisher and Lindsay Sapienza dominated their bouts. Ling posted a near perfect 17-1 ledger while Fisher and Sapienza picked up 16 and 14 wins, respectively.
Freshman Zuzu Tang accumulated a perfect 12-0 undefeated record during her weekend of competition.
Next up for the Blue Devils, Duke will host its annual Duke Meet Feb. 11-12. The meet will be held in Card Gymnasium starting at 8 a.m. both mornings. The men will compete Saturday before the women hit the strips Sunday and admission is free to the public.
A complete list of Duke’s results from the Eric Sollee Invitational can be found below:
Duke Men (6-0)
Duke 19, Boston College 8
Duke 18, Brandeis 9
Duke 20, MIT 7
Duke 14, NYU 13
Duke 23, Stevens 4
Duke 21, Brown 6
Duke Women (6-0)
Duke 14, Boston College 13
Duke 25, Brandeis 2
Duke 19, MIT 8
Duke 18, NYU 9
Duke 22, Stevens 5
Duke 25, Brown 2