Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 24, 2006) - The John Brown Golden Eagles men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament Friday and Saturday in Shawnee, Okla. The John Brown men finished in third place, and the John Brown women finished in fourth.
Oklahoma Baptist defeated John Brown 6-3 in the first match of the men’s round robin. The Golden Eagles’ Kevin Coleman and Sam Van Aswegen beat Jared Haley and Eric Scroggins 8-3 in doubles play. Coleman then bettered Jared Haley 6-4, 6-2 in singles play, and Peter Thulson followed that up with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over D. J. Reeves. The Golden Eagles lost 9-0 later in the day to Oklahoma Christian, which won the tournament after an additional 7-2 victory over Oklahoma Baptist.
The John Brown women were swept in their round robin. Southern Nazarene won the tournament, and Oklahoma Christian was runner-up. Oklahoma Baptist finished third.