Fencers Face Princeton in First Ivy Meet; Enter as Underdogs to Experienced Tigers
Varsity fencers will be looking for their first Ivy League victory when they meet Princeton this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the I.A.B.
The Tigers, enthused by their win over Columbia, are strong favorites to win, although coach Edo Marion thinks his team, which will be fencing on home ground, might possibly be able to squeak by to victory.
Captain Peter Boyce, with an 8-5 record, will lead the foil squad against the Princeton bladesmen, who lost to Columbia, 5 to 4.
Mike Klapper and Bill Trebilcock will fence second and third positions in foil, with Dick Johnson, and Bill Bassetti in reserve.
Fencing sabre will be Mitch Thomas, an All-American and All-Ivy choice last year, Doug Runnels, and Manuel Cabral. Mike Woolf will be in reserve.
An experienced epee team will try to avenge its losses to Cornell and Columbia. Tony Enders, Bruce Parker, and Dave Schwartz will start, with sophomore Jim Roberts in reserve.
Although they have had an unimpressive season so far in Ivy League competition, Crimson fencers showed remarkable improvement in their recent victories over M.I.T. and the University of Connecticut.