yote notes - edition 10
COMING UP: Men – vs. Treasure Valley CC, Thursday, 4 p.m.; at Boise State, Friday; 9 a.m.
LAST WEEK: Men – at Treasure Valley CC (W 9-0); Women – vs. Treasure Valley CC (Rain)
MEN BLANK TVCC: The Coyote men picked up their fourth win of the 2012 season in impressive fashion last Thursday, sweeping Treasure Valley CC, 9-0, in Ontario, Ore. For the first-time this season, the Yotes swept all three doubles’ matches – including an 8-0 victory at No. 2 by Thomas McMahon (Hope, Idaho / Clark Fork HS) and James Collet (Pocatello, Idaho / Pocatello HS). The C of I played well up and down the singles’ ladder, losing just one set along the way – as both Chenjerai Simpson (St. John’s, Antigua / Island Acad.) and Mark Malmstrom (Boise, Idaho / Timberline HS) had impressive straight-set wins at No. 1 and No. 2. The Yotes also saw Taylor Gordon (Pocatello, Idaho / Century HS) pick up his first collegiate win at No. 6.
LADY YOTES HAD LEAD, BUT RAIN WASHES IT AWAY: Tuesday, the Lady Yotes played their lone home match of the season against Treasure Valley CC – with the Chukars arriving 40 minutes late for the scheduled 4 p.m. contest. Time became the issue, as a rainstorm enveloped the area – halting the match with The C of I holding a 4-2 lead and having the edge on two of the three matches remaining on the courts.
PHOTO GALLERY: A large photo gallery of the Lady Yotes match with TVCC is available for friends of Coyote Athletics on Facebook. Like “CoyoteAthletics” on Facebook – head to the photo gallery, with the pictures available in the 2012 Men’s and Women’s Tennis folder.
SEASON COMPLETE: By virtue of not being ranked in the top-six of the Unaffiliated Grouping No. 2, the Lady Yotes will not compete in next weekend’s NAIA Qualifier in Oklahoma City, Okla. The squad finishes out the season with a 2-7 record, including a 1-5 mark against four-year completion.
TWO MORE MATCHES: Just as it is with the Lady Yotes, the Coyote men are not in the Top-6 in the Unaffiliated Grouping No. 2 and will not compete in next weekend’s NAIA Qualifier in Oklahoma City, Okla. However, the Yotes still have to matches in the Treasure Valley on their schedule – Thursday at home vs. Treasure Valley CC, and Friday at Boise State. The C of I will look to sweep TVCC, as the Chukars will look for solid play from top players Brad Perkins and Woody Anguiano. Boise State will be a daunting task, as the Broncos (22-6) are ranked No. 30 in the NCAA Division I ITA Rankings and are a perfect 17-0 at home this season – led by top players Damian Hume and James Meredith.
MEN’S GAMES WON: Thomas McMahon 86, Chenjerai Simpson 74, Joel Hernandez (Caldwell, Idaho / Caldwell HS) 62, Mark Malmstrom 56, James Collet 56, Kenny Stark (Reno, Nev / Reno HS) 39, Zach Buker (Boise, Idaho / Boise HS) 25, Taylor Gordon 13.
WOMEN’S GAMES WON: Shae Stults (Nampa, Idaho / Columbia HS) 79, Cassie Low (Prineville, Ore. / Crook County HS) 55, Tanya Greenwood (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River HS) 52, Balbine Umutesi (Kigali, Rwanda / Mawr Hill Acad.) 51, Theresa Kucera (Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston HS) 39, Hayley Hutchings (Nampa, Idaho / Skyview HS) 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.