yote notes - edition 9
COMING UP: Men – at Treasure Valley CC, Thursday, 4 p.m.; Women – vs. Treasure Valley CC, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Men – at No. 24 Lewis-Clark State (L 9-0), at CC of Spokane (W 6-3); Women – at Treasure Valley CC (W 6-3).
MEN SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN LEWISTON: The Coyote men made their second trip of the year to Lewiston last weekend – with a much better result than their trek in early February. Though the team lost 9-0 to No. 24 ranked Lewis-Clark State, each of the singles’ players show improvement against the same opponent – with Chenjerai Simpson (St. John’s, Antigua / Island Acad.) winning a set at No. 1 singles’. The Yotes rebounded in the afternoon against the Community Colleges of Spokane, winning 6-3. Included in the win was a stellar match by freshman Zach Buker (Boise, Idaho / Boise HS) at No. 4, outlasting his opponent in three sets.
LADY YOTES GUT OUT WIN OVER TVCC: The Lady Yotes picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday, using a trio of three set wins in singles’ play for a 6-3 victory over Treasure Valley CC. Shae Stults (Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS), Hayley Hutchings (Nampa, Idaho / Skyview HS), and Balbine Umutesi (Kigali, Rwanda / Mawr-Hill Acad.) won their matches at No. 1, 2, and 6 singles’ in third-set superbreakers.
MORE WITH TVCC: The Coyote men will make the trek to Ontario, Ore., on Thursday for a match-up with Treasure Valley CC. Last season, the two teams split a pair of matches – while the 2012 Chukars picked up an opening win over Skagit Valley College. Next Tuesday, the Lady Yotes play their lone home match of the season – with a rematch against TVCC.
MEN’S GAMES WON: Thomas McMahon (Hope, Idaho / Clark Fork HS) 74, Chenjerai Simpson 62, Joel Hernandez (Caldwell, Idaho / Caldwell HS) 50, Mark Malmstrom (Boise, Idaho / Timberline HS) 44, James Collet (Pocatello, Idaho / Pocatello HS) 44, Kenny Stark (Reno, Nev / Reno HS) 39, Zach Buker 25, Taylor Gordon (Pocatello, Idaho / Century HS) 1.
WOMEN’S GAMES WON: Shae Stults 79, Cassie Low (Prineville, Ore. / Crook County HS) 55, Tanya Greenwood (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River HS) 52, Balbine Umutesi 51, Theresa Kucera (Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston HS) 39, Hayley Hutchings 34.
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.