PALO ALTO, CA – Facing their best competition to date, the Caltech fencing teams traveled to the Western Invitational on Saturday afternoon which was hosted by Stanford.
The event featured one top 10 team (Northwestern) as well two others (Stanford and Air Force) who were just outside the national rankings.
Highlighting the event for the Beavers was the men's 16-11 win over Florida. All three respective weapons won their bouts as Epee and Sabre both posted 5-4 victories while Foil won 6-3. Matthew Jin continued his fine first-year campaign with a perfect mark in his three foil matches. In their three bouts, Stan Schor (Epee), John Christian (Epee), Harrison Miller (Sabre), Jon Schor (Sabre) each chipped in two individual wins during their respective weapons.
The women's team had their best showing in the event against Florida as well. While the Gators won 17-10, a handful of Beaver fencers posted multiple win in their respective weapons. Christina Meyer posted two wins in her three epee bouts. Both Katie Fisher and Emila Hernandez won twice in their Foil bouts while Sonia Kim had two victories in her Sabre bouts.
Air Force 22, Caltech 5 (Epee 8-1, Foil 6-3, Sabre 8-1)
Stanford 25, Caltech 2 (Epee, 8-1, Foil 8-1, Sabre 9-0)
Caltech 17, Florida 10 (Epee 5-4, Foil 6-3, Sabre 5-4)
UC San Diego 24, Caltech 3 (Epee 8-1, Foil 9-0, Sabre 7-2)
Air Force 22, Caltech 5 (Epee 7-2, Foil 6-3, Sabre 9-0)
Stanford 22, Caltech 5 (Epee 9-0, Foil 5-4, Sabre 8-1)
Northwestern 27, Caltech 0 (Epee 9-0, Foil 9-0, Sabre 9-0)
Florida 17, Caltech 10 (Epee 7-2, Foil 5-4, Sabre 5-4)
UC San Diego 22, Caltech 5 (Epee 9-0, Foil 6-3, Sabre 7-2)