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.
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.