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Playing her first match at No. 2 singles, Chanel Cunningham defeated her first nationally-ranked player this season.
Women's Tennis - Sat. Apr. 06, 2013

NEW ORLEANS ---- Forced to compete with only four players, the third-ranked Auburn Montgomery women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to sixth-ranked Xavier.

The teams split the six matches that took place, but AUM (9-6) was forced to forfeit at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, as well as No. 3 doubles.

Tiffany William and Chanel Cunningham both earned victories against nationally-ranked opponents in singles.

William, playing at No. 1 singles for the first time in 2013, defeated eighth-ranked Kourtney Howell 7-5, 6-3 for her third win in four tries against nationally-ranked competitors.

Cunningham moved up to the two spot for the first time this season, and responded to the challenge with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over 32nd-ranked Brion Flowers, winning in her first match against a ranked player.

Hagar Caro also won in singles, defeating Simone-Alyse Ewell in straight sets from the No. 4 position.

Xavier (13-7) won both doubles matches, and also earned a win at No. 3 singles. AUM drops to 6-2 against NAIA top 25 programs.

The Warhawks will attempt to rebound tomorrow morning against the University of New Orleans. Tomorrow's matchup begins at 11 a.m.


Singles results

1. #2 Tiffany William (AUMW) def. #8 Kourtney Howell (XAV) 7-5, 6-3

2. Chanel Cunningham (AUMW) def. #32 Brion Flowers (XAV) 7-5, 6-1

3. #39 Amanda Materre (XAV) def. Maria Fernanda Vargas (AUMW) 6-3, 6-3

4. Hagar Caro (AUMW) def. Simone-Alyse Ewell (XAV) 7-5, 6-3

5. Amber Brown (XAV) def. No player (AUMW), by default

6. Olivia West (XAV) def. No player (AUMW), by default


Doubles results

1. #12 Kourtney Howell/Brion Flowers (XAV) def. Chanel Cunningham/Maria Fernanda Vargas (AUMW) 8-4

2. Amanda Materre/Simone-Alyse Ewell (XAV) def. Tiffany William/Hagar Caro (AUMW) 8-2

3. Amber Brown/Jordyn Goody (XAV) def. No player/No player (AUMW), by default