The North Bends girls tennis team beat Thurston 6-2 after playing a 4-4 draw with Willamette earlier in the week.
Against Thurston, the Bulldogs got dominant victories in the top two singles places, with Adrianna Frank winning 6-0, 6-0 and Olivia Knutson winning 6-1, 6-1.
North Bend swept the doubles matches with the teams of Emily and Maddie West, Trinity Barker and Haley Reeves, Abigail Harper and Kristina Jegleim and Lauren Hayes and Sierah Martin.
In the match against Willamette, Fran and Knutson both again had easy wins, and Ana Mesa won in No. 3 singles for the Bulldogs.
Their only double win came from the No. 4 pair of Hayes and Martin, but all three other double pairs came close to wins.
Both teams West and West and Reeves and Barker lost matches that went to the third set, and Haper and Jegleim lost two sets that went to tiebreakers, falling by two points in each tiebreaker (8-6 and 7-5).
North Bends boys fell to Willamette 3-0. The Bulldogs’ Kade Spini and Beau Parrott lost singles, and Orion Truong and Matthew Richards fell in doubles.
Against Thurston, North Bend lost 2-0, with Spini dropping a singles match that went to a third set, and Parrett and Richards falling in doubles.
BULLDOGS DROP PAR: North Bend had a second-game comeback finish just short and were swept away by visiting Eagle Point 13-8 and 16-14. In the nightcap, the Bulldogs scored seven races in the sixth inning but could not complete the rally.
“Our young and ever-changing list is improving,” said North Bend coach John Olson. “We just have to believe that we can get over the hump.
“My competitive side is frustrated by the losses by realizing we could have won both matches by cleaning up mistakes, but my coaching side is very proud of how much each lady is improving.”
In the first game on Saturday, Sarah Shore had four runs and Emma Spalding had four hits. Sabrina Moore and Mia Reynon each had two RBIs.
In the nightcap, Ally Burgmeier had three hits and two RBIs and Riley Samora had two hits and ran in two.
For the doublehead, Spalding had five hits and Reynon four.
North Bend is at North Eugene on Tuesday and has a doubleheader at Churchill on Saturday.
TIGERS TOP COQUILLE: Bandon improved to 3-0 in the Sunset Conference with a 16-1 win over visiting Coquille on Friday, the Tigers’ third league win in a row by 15 runs.
Next is a big match on Tuesday in Toledo, also with a 3-0 league start, and Bandon will host Myrtle Point on Friday. Toledo beat Myrtle Point 20-0 on Friday.
The Red Devils, who fell to 0-3 in league games, are in Reedsport on Tuesday and host Siletz Valley on Friday.
REEDSPORT WINS: Reedsport got its first win of the season on Friday, beating Siletz Valley 20-2. The Tigers are at Gold Beach after Tuesday’s home game with Coquille.
BULLDOGS SPLIT: North Bend topped Eagle Point 4-2 in tonight’s game in Saturday’s doubles header with the Eagles after losing the opening 7-2.
North Bend improved to 1-5 in league play with the win. Its midweek win over Springfield a few days earlier was considered a non-league competition, as are upcoming Tuesday dates at North Eugene this week and at home against Thurston (April 19) and Churchill (April 26). The Bulldogs are in Churchill for a league doubles Saturday.
BANDON BEATS COQUILLE: Bandon is alone in first place in the Sunset Conference after topping Coquille 7-4 last Friday. It was the Red Devils’ first loss of the league season.
Bandon improved to 3-0 heading into a week that includes a game in Toledo on Tuesday and a home game against Myrtle Point on Friday.
Toledo are in second place with Coquille after shutting Myrtle Point out 10-0 on Friday.
Coquille, meanwhile, is at Reedsport for another big match on Tuesday and will host Siletz Valley on Friday.
REEDSPORT WINS: Reedsport got its first league win and topped Siletz Valley 25-3 last Friday.
TIGERS IN ACTION: Bandon held a few high places at the annual Jim Robinson Invitational in Roseburg on Saturday, a day after the Tigers competed in the Coos County Meet.
Holly Hutton had a new best time of 4 minutes, 58.59 seconds to take third place in the 1,500 and also had a season-best grade of 10: 55.20 to take seventh in the 3,000, after runners from major schools.
Teammate Dani McLain was fourth in the afternoon session of 3,000 with a new best of 11: 50.30.
Hunter Angove finished second in the pole vault and managed 14 feet for the second day in a row. Twin brother Trevor Angove finished fourth in the triple jump with a bet of 41-4 ½.
Ansen Converse, who did not participate in the county meet, finished fifth in the 1,500 with a time of 4: 15.95.