MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn Montgomery tennis teams showed no ill effects from their setbacks against Division II West Florida yesterday, as each earned 9-0 sweeps over Martin Methodist at the AUM Tennis Courts this afternoon.
Four of the top-ranked AUM women's nine victories over 21st-ranked Martin Methodist were shutouts. Jade Curtis, Chanel Cunningham and Maria Fernanda Vargas each came away with 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles play, while Curtis and Morgane Zowczak defeated the Redhawk team of Maria Charrys and Callie Thomas 8-0 in No. 1 doubles.
Curtis has now won 42 straight singles matches in team competitions, and 45 straight in doubles.
Tiffany William, Zowczak and Hagar Caro each added straight-set singles victories for the Warhawks. The doubles tandems of William/Cunningham and Caro/Vargas lost a combined two games in their matches. AUM has not lost to an NAIA opponent since March 14, 2011.
The Warhawks improved to 2-1 with the victory, while Martin Methodist is now 0-1.
The second-ranked men's team also had little trouble with the Redhawks, who entered the match receiving votes in the NAIA top 25.
Tim Hewitt powered his way to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles, while Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
Zinelabidine Jouini, Miguel Grifol, Othmane Lalami and Josh Reason also won their singles matches in straight sets. The three AUM doubles teams lost a combined five games in their three eight-game pro sets.
AUM moves its record to 2-1 in 2013. The Redhawks fell to 0-1.
The men's team plays at Emory at 1 p.m. next Friday. The Eagles are currently the No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Division III. The AUM women return to action against Lee at 1 p.m. on February 19 at 1 p.m. at the AUM Tennis Courts.