MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Auburn Montgomery junior Jade Curtis was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week today after helping AUM cruise to a 9-0 victory over No. 15 Lee last Tuesday.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Curtis defeated Tonya Walters 6-0, 6-2 to extend her singles winning streak to 43-straight matches. She also partnered with Morgane Zowczak to win 8-2 from the No. 1 doubles position, picking up her 46th-straight doubles victory. Curtis and Zowczak have dropped just five games in their four matches playing together this year.
The Saltash, England, native is the only member of the top-ranked Warhawks who has yet to drop a match in 2013, going 8-0 in singles and doubles. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association ranked Curtis as the No. 5 singles player in the NAIA in its preseason rankings, while her and Zowczak are rated as the No. 3 doubles pair.
The SSAC selects a Women's Tennis Player of the Week each Monday during the regular season. Curtis received the award for the third time in her two-plus years at AUM.
AUM is 3-1 to start the season, with the only defeat coming at the West Florida (currently ranked ninth in NCAA Division II). The Warhawks return to the court this Friday at William Carey. The Crusaders are currently 2-3, though they are ranked seventh in the NAIA Top 25 poll.