Matador Tennis Complex

 

The Northridge Tennis Complex dates back more than 32 years and currently has 24 courts, 12 of which are equipped with lights. The entire complex's hard-court surface was resurfaced in the summer of 2000 with a combination of sand and graphite. read more

 

Gary Victor

Head Coach

CSUN womens tennis head coach Gary Victor has enjoyed a storied career in charge of the Matadors. A graduate and former mens player at Rutgers, Victor is­ in his 18th season as the head coach of the Matadors.

In his tenure at CSUN, Victor has amassed a career record of 246-176 in dual matches as of the completion of the 2015 season. In 2001, Victor and the Matadors won the Big Sky Championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

In 2015, the Matadors finished 15-6 overall and earned a national ranking at the end of the season. CSUN went 5-3 in Big West Conference play in 2015 and Mickey Hsu, Kristen Poei, Criss Rodriguez, Vivian Lin and Kiryang Kim all earned All-Big West honors.

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James Ciuffo

Assistant Coach

James Ciuffo finished his 17th season as an assistant coach for the CSUN womens tennis program in 2015. During his time at Northridge, Ciuffo and the Matadors have posted an overall record of 224-175 (.561).

In 2001, he helped lead the Matadors to the Big Sky Conference Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Teaming with Coach Victor, Ciuffo has been instrumental in the development of numerous All-Big West players in both singles and doubles action.

Along with his coaching duties, Ciuffo assists in organizing practices and recruiting. Ciuffo attended Cal Lutheran University, where he was a member of the mens tennis team from 1994 to 1996. He earned his bachelors degree in business from CLU in 1996. Prior to attending Cal Lutheran, Ciuffo attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. and graduated from Taft High School in 1998. He is also a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Jeff Crelling

Director of Sports Performance

Jeff Crelling was named Director of Sports Performance in August of 2013. His role is to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for CSUNs 19 intercollegiate sports. In addition to managing budget, facilities, and staff development, his primary responsibilities include developing and implementing sports performance programs for mens and womens basketball, mens soccer, softball, and womens tennis. Crelling initially joined the CSUN sports performance staff in November, 2010 as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach.

Prior to joining the Matadors, Crelling was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California, Davis, where he developed speed, strength and conditioning programs for five NCAA Division I teams.

Crelling received his Masters degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach, and received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University where he served his internship for two years.

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