Posted by Matt Chewning - Fri, Mar. 7, 2014 - [Tennis]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Both the 24th ranked Campbellsville University Tiger and 23rd ranked Lady Tiger tennis teams stayed on the winning path Friday with a sweep over Martin Methodist College.
CU's men posted a 6-3 victory mid-morning, followed by a late afternoon win for the women, 7-2.
The matches were the first of three to be played by both programs at the Auburn-Montgomery Invitational.
The Tigers used wins by the duos of Alejandro Soriano and Pontus Blom, and Sebastian Marot and Zach Baulch to take a 2-1 lead over the RedHawks after doubles play.
In singles action, the Tigers got wins from Marot, Soriano, Blom, and Johan Fuzellier.
For the women, CU picked up default wins at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, leaving the Lady Tigers only needing three wins to clinch the match. CU won both of its doubles matches played, as Haley Dallas and Anna Tumanyan teamed up for an 8-3 win and Gleidys Salazar and Megan Charity won at No. 2 doubles, 8-6.
CU dropped its first two singles matches by Tumanyan and Megan Charity, but Salazar posted a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Jenna Sallee and Lindy Charity shutout their opponents, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.
The Tigers (4-0) and Lady Tiger (3-0) will continue play in the invitational Satuday, both meeting host AUM at 3 p.m. CST at Lagoon Park.
Campbellsville 6, Martin Methodist 3
1. Soriano/Blom (CU) def. Vargas/Arias (MMC) 8-6
2. Marot/ Beulch (CU) def. Persson/Emirzian (MMC) 8-5
3. Lozano/Ajala (MMC) def. Jones/Fuzellier (CU) 8
1. Sebastian Marot (CU) def. Ramiro Vargas (MMC), 6-2, 6-1
2. Alejandro Soriano (CU) def. Cristian Arias (MMC), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. Pontus Blom (CU) def. Farith Lozano (MMC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Salomon Persson (MMC) def. Parker Jones (CU), 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
5. Johan Fuzellier (CU) def. Daniel Emirzian (MMC), 7-6, 6-1
6. Gabriel Ajala (MMC) def. Zach Beulch (CU), 6-1, 6-3
Campbellsville 7, Martin Methodist 2
1. Dallas/Tumanyan (CU) def. Charrys/Thomas (MMC), 8-3
2. Salazar/M.Charity (CU) def. Ryjak/Ariza (MMC), 8-6
3. Sallee/L.Charity (CU) won by default
1. Maria Charrys (MMC) def. Anna Tumanyan (CU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Victoria Ryjak (MMC) def. Megan Charity (CU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Gleidys Salazar (CU) def. Callie Thomas (MMC) 6-2, 6-3
4. Jenna Sallee (CU) def. Laura Ariza (MMC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Lindy Charity (CU) def. Ashlee Elkins (MMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Haley Dallas (CU) won by default