ATLANTA--The Georgia State women's tennis team announced the addition of former All-American and professional tennis player Robin Stephenson as assistant coach on Wednesday.

Stephenson helped guide the Georgia Tech women's tennis team to a national championship in 2007 during her three-year tenure as a volunteer assistant coach. She was primarily responsible for organizing all team and individual practices and planning team road trips.

Stephenson brings a wealth of playing experience to GSU after successful collegiate and professional careers. She competed for the University of Alabama from 2002-06 and earned one of the highest honors in collegiate tennis by earning All-American status in 2005. Stephenson reached as high as No. 4 in the ITA Singles rankings during her senior season. She set the school record for most singles wins in a career (95) and teamed with Ashley Bentley to set the record for doubles victories in a career (67).

Stephenson competed on the ITF and WTA tour for two years (2007-08). She achieved a career-high ranking of No. 152 in the world in doubles and No. 432 in singles. She won 13 professional doubles titles while on tour with various partners. In total, Stephenson amassed a 101-53 career doubles record on the ITF and WTA tour and notched 44 singles victories.

"We are excited about Robin joining our program, she brings lots of experience from her playing days at Alabama, on the tour and coaching days at Georgia Tech," sixth-year head coach Miha Lisac said. "I believe Robin will be an integral part to our team reaching its long-term goal of being one of the top programs in the nation."

Stephenson will assist Lisac with all aspects of the program.

The Georgia State women's tennis team returns to the court for fall tournaments beginning in September. Visit the women's tennis page on www.GeorgiaStateSports.com for updates throughout the summer and fall.

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