Bears Face Tough Field at Eric Sollee Invitational

Bears Face Tough Field at Eric Sollee Invitational

Cambridge, Mass. – The Brown fencing team traveled to MIT on Sunday at took on a very difficult field of opponents at the Eric Sollee Invitational. The Bears were victorious over NYU, Hunter and Yeshiva while falling to big time programs Duke, Penn State and Penn. 

"Considering the strength of the opponents we faced, the experience was a positive weekend," said head coach Atilio Tass.  "I thought the men's victory against NYU was very good. Alexander DePaoli, especially, helped us to win."

The men's team was a 16-11 victor over NYU and even though his overall record in the epee was 4-5, it was his victory (5-3 touches) that clinched the win for the Bears.

The men also picked up big wins over Yeshiva (23-4) and Hunter (24-3) and nearly upset Duke (12-15).

Several members also boasted impressive individual records. Kelly McGuire went 11-7 in the epee, while Peter Tyson was 12-6 in the sabre and Michael Roh was 6-2 in the foil.

The women's squad was also impressive against Yeshiva (23-4) and Hunter (18-9), and were edged by NYU (10-17) and Penn (11-16).

Several Bears compiled impressive marks. Avery Nackman was 11-4 in the foil, Cory Abbe was 13-5 in the epee, while both Yukiko Kunitomo and Kathryn Hawrot were both 9-6 in the foil. 

Brown is back in action on Feb. 12-13 when they travel to Princeton, N.J. for the Ivy League Championships.



Brown Men Vs

Yeshiva                                     23-4

Duke                                    12-15

Penn State                         6-21

Hunter                                    24-3

NYU                                    16-11

UPenn                                    8-19


Men's Foil

Andrew Pintea                        8-8                       

Michael Roh                        6-2                       

James Golin                        4-5                       

Scott Phillips                        3-5                       

Joshua Grill                        4-5                       


Men's Epee

Kelly McGuire                        11-7                       

Ben McDonald                        10-7           

Alex DePaoli                        4-5

David Sonshine                        2-7           

Kwun Kwi Clarence Ho            1-0           


Men's Sabre

Peter Tyson                        12-6           

Teddy Weller                        11-6           

Nicholas Deak                        12-5           

Brandon Tomasso            1-1           


Brown Women Vs.

Yeshiva                                     23-4

Duke                                    7-20

Penn State                         3-24

Hunter                                    18-9

NYU                                    10-17

UPenn                                     11-16


Women's Foil

Yukiko Kunitomo            9-5           

Avery Nackman                        11-4           

Kathryn Hawrot                        9-6

Vivian Truong                        6-4           


Women's Epee

Cory Abbe                        13-5           

Tanya Nguyen                        5-13           

Kathy Nguyen                        4-13

Anna Herlihy                        0-1           


Women's Sabre

Caitlin Taylor                        3-5

Lauren Rojas                        3-10           

Christina Johantgen            5-10           

Andrea Sassenrath            4-14