The Roseburg High girls tennis team swept singles play and had a solid doubles showing in its season opener, taking seven of eight matches from Churchill in a 7-1 win on Tuesday at Hoffman Tennis Center.
Fiona Johnson, coming straight off of basketball season, set the tone with a tight 6-4, 7-6 (4) win in the No. 1 singles match against Churchill’s Marilyn Walker. Claire Hittle, Varneet Brar and Andrea Chiou all won their singles matches without having to go to a third set, too.
Roseburg’s only loss occurred in No. 1 doubles as Olivia Caldwell and Kiana Jensen defeated Hannah Cooperrider and Lauren Baque, 6-4, 6-4. Roseburg three other doubles teams — Cheyanne Woodrow and Jordan Merrifield, Morgan Novak and Sarah Royce, and Monica Hall and Courtney Ullom — won their matches in straight sets.
The Roseburg girls will be back at home Thursday, along with the RHS boys team, for a matchup against Thurston beginning at 3 p.m.
Fiona Johnson, R, def. Marilyn Walker, C, 6-4, 7-6 (4); Claire Hittle, R, def. Sophie Taggart, C, 6-0, 7-5; Varneet Brar, R, def. Hailey Peterson, C, 6-1, 7-5; Andrea Chiou, R, def. Claire Hennessy, C, 6-0, 6-2.
Olivia Caldwell-Kiana Jensen, C, def. Hannah Cooperrider-Lauren Baque, R, 6-4, 6-4; Cheyanne Woodrow-Jordan Merrifield, R, def. Savanah Taylor-Hannah Montgomery, C, 6-1, 7-5; Morgan Novak-Sarah Royce, R, def. Alex Tolbert-Kayla Thomet, C, 6-1, 8-6; Monica Hall-Courtney Ullom, R, def. Amber Wu-Jane Morgan, C, 6-1, 6-0.
South Umpqua 13
Cottage Grove 1
TRI CITY — It didn’t take the South Umpqua baseball team long to get its offense ready for the spring.
The Lancers scored 11 runs in their first inning of the season on the way to a win over Cottage Grove in nonleague play Tuesday.
Cristian Evans and Kyle Westbrooks both hit big doubles in the opening frame, which saw the Lancers issued five bases on balls and tally four hits. Evans went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Connor Clack was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Colton Pringle added two hits and two RBIs.
Three South Umpqua pitchers combined to allow just three hits. Hayden Dowd started and got the win, striking out six in three innings while conceding one hit and two walks.
The Lancers play next on Thursday at Marshfield High in Coos Bay.
Cottage Grove 000 100 0 — 1 2 2
S. Umpqua (11)00 002 x — 13 11 0
Gibson, Harris (3) and Gordon; Dowd, Yarborough (4), Sellers (6) and Rudy. WP — Dowd (1-0). LP — Gibson (0-1). 2B — Westbrooks (SU), Yarbrough (SU), Evans (SU).
St. Mary’s 10 Riddle 5
RIDDLE — The 3A Crusaders scored eight runs in the fourth inning, all with two outs, to take the lead and break open the nonleague contest in one swoop.
Daniel Seus tripled and doubled for the Crusaders, who took advantage of four Irish errors in the opening game for both squads.
Kevin Smith went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Riddle. The Irish also got doubles out of JR Maglinao, AJ Davis and Michael Schuyler.
The Irish play again today at Prospect.
St. Mary’s 101 800 0 — 10 7 1
Riddle 400 010 0 — 5 9 4
Ross, Arles (5), Hammands (6) and Seus; Rogers, Grizzle (4), Smith (5) and Smith, Rogers (5). WP — Ross. LP — Grizzle. 2B — Seus (SM), Arles (SM), Ross (SM), Davis (R), Schuyler (R), Maglinao (R). 3B — Seus (SM).