SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. -- The John Brown University women's tennis team suffered a 9-0 setback on Monday (April 10) when Arkansas-Ft. Smith spoiled senior day at the JBU Tennis Courts.

The Golden Eagles honored the lone senior on the squad, Taylor Russell, a four-year member of the team and this year's No. 1 singles participant.

Clare Holden put up the toughest fight at No. 4 singles, taking Shaun Williams to a 6-0, 6-3 score. Caitlin King also forced Jaycie Wright to a 6-1, 6-3 battle at the No. 6 slot.

John Brown will now prepare for the RRAC/SAC Unaffiliated Group Regional Tournament, where the Golden Eagles have been selected as the No. 3 seed and will take on Texas A&M-Texarkana in the quarterfinals on April 28 in Helotes, Texas.

Arkansas-Ft. Smith 9, John Brown 0
April 10, 2017 at Siloam Springs, Ark. (JBU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Lea Cizeron (UAFS) def. Taylor Russell (JBU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Lindsy Pearce (UAFS) def. Claire Griffin (JBU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Andrea Stapper (UAFS) def. Julia McNeill (JBU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Shaun Williams (UAFS) def. Clare Holden (JBU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Tristen Brunson (UAFS) def. Maddie Madewell (JBU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jaycie Wright (UAFS) def. Caitlin King (JBU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Jaycie Wright/Lindsy Pearce (UAFS) def. Grace Cusick/Caitlin King (JBU) 8-1
2. Shaun Williams/Andrea Stapper (UAFS) def. Clare Holden/Julia McNeill (JBU) 8-0
3. Lea Cizeron/Tristen Brunson (UAFS) def. Taylor Russell/Claire Griffin (JBU) 8-1

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