Former All-American Robin Stephenson Joins Tech Tennis Staff

Sept. 13, 2006

ATLANTA – Robin Stephenson, a former All-American at the University of Alabama, has joined the Georgia Tech women’s tennis staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Bryan Shelton announced Tuesday afternoon.

“We are very fortunate to have a person and coach of Robin’s caliber joining us as our volunteer assistant coach,” said Shelton. “She brings great experience as a player and a former All-American to the table, and her work ethic and passion for the game is infectious.”

Stephenson competed for the Tide from 2002-06 and reached as high as No. 4 in the ITA Singles Rankings during her senior season. She holds the school record for most singles wins in a career (95) and is also a part of the school’s top doubles tandem in history, earning 67 victories with teammate Ashley Bentley.

A three-time participant in the NCAA Singles Championships and two-time competitor in the NCAA Doubles Championship, Stephenson was named the 2005 ITA South Region Player to Watch and 2006 ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year.

“Robin’s made an amazing impact on our program just in the short amount of time that she’s been here, and she certainly has the girls’ respect. I am looking forward to working with her this season,” Shelton added.

A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Stephenson, 23, graduated from Alabama with a degree in communication and information sciences and a minor in psychology in 2006.

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