The tennis season got off to a great start for coach Ray Perry's Lady Houns, as the team swept both a home match against Neosho and an away trip to Lamar.

Competition began with doubles matches in Monday's match with Neosho, and all three Aurora combinations came out on top -- Sarah Woodall and Amber Gorman took an 8-5 victory, Hannah Estes and Alexis Hoftiezer won 8-3 and Lauren Sapiens and Meagan Gearhart came out on top of a close match, 9-7.

In singles play, Woodall won the number one match 8-3, while much of the rest of the lineup cruised to wins. Estes won 8-2 in the number two slot, as did Sapiens in the five. Gorman and Gearhart each shut out their opponents 8-0, in the three and six slots, respectively. Hoftiezer had the closest match of the day in the number four match but also won by a score of 8-6.

It was more of the same for the Lady Houns on Tuesday at Lamar, as the Lady Tigers could manage to win no more than two games in any match.

The Aurora junior varsity squad won 2-1 in both matches, as well. Teams will continue competition at Reeds Spring on Friday before returning home against Greenwood on Tuesday.