yote notes - edition 7
COMING UP: Men – Idle until Apr. 12 at Treasure Valley CC; Women –at Puget Sound, 4 p.m. (PT), vs. Bellevue CC (at UPS), 9 a.m. (PT)
LAST WEEK: Idle
LADY YOTES HEAD WEST FOR TWO MATCHES: The C of I women’s team hits the road for their final two matches outside of the Treasure Valley this season, playing two indoor matches in Tacoma, Wash. The Lady Yotes open up against Puget Sound, a Division III member of the Northwest Conference. The Loggers (3-8) have played very well at the bottom of their singles’ ladder, combining for a 17-15 record in the competitive league, though their struggles have been at the top three positions (6-24). Logan Thompson is the top player for UPS, boasting an 8-1 record, including a perfect 6-0 mark at No. 4. Sunday, the Yotes meet Bellevue CC, the top junior college team in the Northwest. BCC has won the past six NWAACC championships and feature a pair of Division I talents in Alyssa Bryant-Swift and Martha Santos.
COYOTE MEN ADD MATCH: The Coyote men have added a match to their schedule in April – as The C of I will make the trek to Lewiston on April 14 for a battle with Lewis-Clark State. The Yotes and Warriors met back in February, with L-C picking up a 9-0 decision.
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 (Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS) 58, Theresa Kucera (Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston HS) 35, Tanya Greenwood (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River HS) 34, Cassie Low (Prineville, Ore. / Crook County HS) 29, Balbine Umutesi (Kigali, Rwanda / Mawr-Hill Acad.) 21, Hayley Hutchings (Nampa, Idaho / Skyview HS) 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.