MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The second-ranked Auburn Montgomery tennis team rolled to a pair of 9-0 victories over 14th-ranked Campbellsville and 12th-ranked Belhaven in its debut at the AUM Spring Invitational.
The Warhawks (7-1) failed to drop a set in their 12 singles matches throughout the day. Six of AUM's seven wins in 2013 have come against teams receiving national recognition at the D-III or NAIA level.
Tim Hewitt, making his first career starts at the top of the lineup, came away with 6-1, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-4 wins. He has now won six straight matches since his lone defeat against D-II West Florida. Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff added a pair of victories from the No. 2 spot to move to 8-0 this season.
Bence Toth, Zinelabidine Jouini, Miguel Grifol and Othmane Lalami also had commanding victories from the No. 3-6 spots in both matches. Lalami dropped a total of two games, including a 6-0, 6-0 win over Campbellsville opponent Tyler Hyatt. Jouini has won six straight matches, and is currently 7-1 on the year.
The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles tandems of Hewitt/Toth and Pinones-Haltenhoff/Grifol emerged victorious in both competitions. Both teams are undefeated since their formation earlier in the season, with Hewitt and Toth sporting a 5-0 mark at the top of the doubles lineup. Pinones-Haltenhoff and Grifol are 6-0 across the second and third positions.
Josh Reason and Lalami won at No. 3 doubles over Campbellsville in their second time playing together in 2013. Lalami and Jouini defeated Belhaven from the third spot.
Campbellsville fell to 2-3 with the setback, while Belhaven is now 5-2.
The Warhawks conclude play at the AUM Spring Invitational with two more matches. They play Graceland at 9 a.m., followed by Xavier at 12:30 p.m., with both matches played at Lagoon Park