yote notes - edition 5
COMING UP: Men – at Sierra CC, Sunday, 2 p.m. (PT); at DeAnza CC, Monday, 1 p.m. (PT); at Foothill CC, Tuesday, 1 p.m. (PT); at Sonoma State, Wednesday, 2 p.m. (PT); Women – at Sierra CC, Sunday, 2 p.m.; at Notre Dame de Namur, Monday, 2 p.m. (PT); at Sonoma State, Tuesday, 10 a.m. (PT); at DeAnza CC, Wednesday, 2 p.m. (PT)
LAST WEEK: Idle
BACK TO ACTION FOR SPRING BREAK: The tradition of The C of I tennis team taking a trip to warmer weather for Spring Break continues this year, as both the Coyotes and Lady Yotes will head to Northern California for a total of eight matches in four days. The C of I men will have three matches against junior colleges and a match against Sonoma State, while the Lady Yotes will play D-II programs Sonoma State and Notre Dame de Namur, along with two JC’s.
MEN’S OPPONENTS: The Coyotes open against Sierra CC, the Big-8 Conference champs in 2011 – completing an undefeated season. They follow with a match against DeAnza CC in Cupertino on Monday, along with a Tuesday meeting against Foothill CC – a team with a 7-2 record so far this season. The trip closes against Sonoma State – a Division II school, with the Seawolves (2-8) looking to end a six-game losing streak.
WOMEN’S OPPONENTS: The Lady Yotes will also open against Sierra CC, a team with a perfect 10-0 record so far this season. Monday, it’s a match-up with Notre Dame de Namur, a Division II team in Belmont, with the Argos (0-4) searching for their first win of the season. Tuesday, nationally-ranked Sonoma State hosts the Lady Yotes, with the trip ending Wednesday at DeAnza CC.
MEN’S GAMES WON: Thomas McMahon (Hope, Idaho / Clark Fork HS) 42, Chenjerai Simpson (St. John’s, Antigua / Island Acad.) 36, Kenny Stark (Reno, Nev / Reno HS) 27, Mark Malmstrom 25, James Collet (Pocatello, Idaho / Pocatello HS) 23, Joel Hernandez (Caldwell, Idaho / Caldwell HS)18, Zach Buker (Boise, Idaho / Borah HS) 10, Taylor Gordon (Pocatello, Idaho / Century HS) 1.
WOMEN’S GAMES WON: Shae Stults (Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS) 30, Cassie Low (Prineville, Ore. / Crook County HS) 13, Balbine Umutesi (Kigali, Rwanda / Mawr-Hill Acad.) 13, Tanya Greenwood (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River HS) 9, Theresa Kucera (Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston HS) 9, Hayley Hutchings (Nampa, Idaho / Skyview HS) 6.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Lady Yotes will take one final trip at the end of the month to the Seattle area, while the Coyote men will next play the second week of April against Treasure Valley CC.
ABOUT THE COACH: Cisco Limbago is in his 27th year of coaching tennis at The C of I. A native of Waianae, Hawaii, he was a standout football player for the Coyotes, earning All-Northwest Conference honors. He is the longest tenured coach on The C of I staff. From 1987-91, the Coyotes won four of five NAIA District titles and competed at the NAIA Championships. During the 2001 and 2005 seasons, his squad placed second at the NAIA Regional Tournament. Limbago has recorded .500-or-better marks in 18 of his 26 seasons at The C of I. In addition to coaching at The C of I, Limbago was an elementary P.E. teacher in the Meridian School District, and has served as C of I's official scorer at basketball games for five decades. He is married to wife Mary Lou and has two children; Brandi and Dan.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more on the Coyote tennis program, head to the official homepages of C of I tennis – http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/tennis.