After sending only six players to their first tournament of the year, the full men’s and women’s fencing teams competed Sunday at the Penn State Invitational in State College, Pa.
Both teams met with relative success at the tournament, with three Penn men earning top-seven finishes and five members of the women’s team placing in the top 20 in their respective weapons.
Freshman Gabby Foor had the highest finish for the women, placing seventh in epee in her first Penn competition. Sophomore Amrit Bhinder, who won second team all-Ivy honors last season, finished two spots behind Foor.
Senior and three-time NCAA Championship qualifier Danielle Kamis finished 14th in saber, with two time All-American Dominika Franciszkowicz close behind in 17th.
Rookie Wendy Zhao led the Quakers in foil, placing 18th.
For the Penn men, 2009-10 All-American Evan Prochniak followed up on a stellar freshman season with a second-place finish in saber. Penn’s strong freshman class made a big impact in saber, with rookie Michael Mills finishing in fourth and Elliot Tusk placing eleventh.
The Red and Blue’s other top-10 finish came from Vidur Kapur who took seventh place in foil.
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