yote notes - edition 6
COMING UP: Men – Idle until Apr. 12 at Treasure Valley CC; Women – Idle until March 31 at Puget Sound
LAST WEEK: Men – at DeAnza CC (W 7-2), at Foothill CC (L 9-0), at Sonoma State (L 9-0); Women – at Notre Dame de Namur (W 6-0), at DeAnza CC (L 5-4)
COYOTE MEN PLAY WELL ON CALIFORNIA TRIP: The C of I men’s team picked up a hard-fought win in California on Monday, defeating DeAnza Community College, 7-2, before dropping 9-0 decisions to Foothill CC and Sonoma State. The key to the win against DeAnza was in doubles’ play – as the Yotes gutted out a pair of 9-8 victories. C of I coaches said that despite the scores in the two losses were not indicative of how the Coyotes played.
LADY YOTES EARN WIN VS. D-II SCHOOL: It was a tough trip for the Lady Yotes – as two of their four matches (vs. Sierra CC and Sonoma State) were cancelled, but the team made the most of their exodus to California. The C of I picked up their first win of the season, routing NCAA Division II Notre Dame de Namur – sweeping both doubles’ matches and winning four singles’ matches (NDNU had just four players). It marked the first win by the Yotes over a Division II team since a victory over Colorado Christian in 2008.
PERFECT TRIP: It was a perfect trip for senior Theresa Kucera (Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston HS), who recorded a perfect 4-0 record in California – winning both her singles’ and her doubles’ matches. Sophomore Tanya Greenwood (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River HS) won both her singles’ matches, while junior Hayley Hutchings (Nampa, Idaho / Skyview HS) and freshman Shae Stults (Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS) combinedfor two doubles’ wins and each picked up a win in singles’ competition.
MEN’S GAMES WON: Thomas McMahon (Hope, Idaho / Clark Fork HS) 60, Chenjerai Simpson (St. John’s, Antigua / Island Acad.) 46, Kenny Stark (Reno, Nev / Reno HS) 39, Mark Malmstrom (Boise, Idaho / Timberline HS) 39, James Collet (Pocatello, Idaho / Pocatello HS) 37, Joel Hernandez (Caldwell, Idaho / Caldwell HS) 36, Zach Buker (Boise, Idaho / Borah HS) 15, Taylor Gordon (Pocatello, Idaho / Century HS) 1.
WOMEN’S GAMES WON: Shae Stults 58, Theresa Kucera 35, Tanya Greenwood 34, Cassie Low (Prineville, Ore. / Crook County HS) 29, Balbine Umutesi (Kigali, Rwanda / Mawr-Hill Acad.) 21, Hayley Hutchings 15.
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.