Cintia Tortorella is in her third season with the Lion's as an assistant coach. She has over six years experience as an intercollegiate tennis coach. Previously she coached for Baylor University and helped their tennis team to their first Big 12 conference title in their 2002-2003 season. After her success at Baylor, Tortorella returned to coach at her alma matter, Pepperdine University. At Pepperdine Tortorella helped the waves to success winning the West Coast Conference title and making NCAA championship appearances in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Also at Pepperdine she coached two All-Americans athletes and helped the Women's team achieve a No. 14 national ranking in 2006. From 2004-2007 she helped coach the waves to a stellar 71-33 winning record over just three years.
Individually Tortorella played professionally for five years where she achieved a world ranking of 227 in singles and 197 in doubles. She also competed in the Junior French Open in Paris where she rose the ranks beating ranked players throughout the tournament. In her collegiate career, she played her freshman year at United States International University in San Diego where she was named Athlete of the Year. She then transferred to Pepperdine University, and still holds the record for most singles wins in a single season (26) during 1999. She also earned All-West Coast Conference Singles Honors in 2000 and 2001 and obtained a combined 64-19 in dual match play for three years as a student/athlete at Pepperdine.
Following her graduation from Pepperdine University, Tortorella went on to get a Masters of Science from Baylor University with an emphasis on Sports Management. In addition to coaching and playing, she has also been working for the LA Junior Chamber or Commerce as the Agassi Safe-Passage All-Stars Program Director. Cintia resides in Santa Monica with her fiancée Mike Sanyeh.
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