GW Women's Tennis Inks Two for 2012-13 Season

Lana Robins signs her National Letter of Intent to play tennis for GW during the 2012-13 school year.

Dec. 2, 2011

WASHINGTON – George Washington women’s tennis coach Dawn Buth announced Friday that Lana Robins and Stephanie Wei have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Colonials during the 2012-13 school year.

“We are thrilled that Lana and Stephanie will be joining our program,” Coach Buth said. “I am confident that they will bring a strong work ethic, commitment and team-oriented approach that our program values and prides itself on. Bringing in players that demonstrate and are dedicated to these core values is an essential piece of our philosophy here at GW.”

Robins comes to the District from Bellevue, Wash., and is rated among the top-100 recruits in the nation for the class of 2012. During the 2010 season, Robins guided her Overlake School team to a Washington 1A Team State Championship while she herself claimed a state singles championship. As a freshman, Robins finished third at the state championship tournament.

“Lana is a great fit for our program,” said Coach Buth. “She is an excellent student, a passionate player and a fierce competitor on the court. Lana hits a heavy ball and her aggressive yet consistent baseline game will be an asset to our program”.

Wei, a Tulsa, Okla., native, established a national ranking of No. 104 in 2009 and earned a regional ranking of No. 3 in Missouri Valley this past summer. Wei competes for Jenks High School where she posted a 2011 unbeaten record of 18-0 en route to an Oklahoma Class 6A Singles State Championship. For her accomplishments Wei was named Tulsa World’s All-Metro Girls Tennis Player of the Year.



“Stephanie is a great athlete with the capacity to be an extremely versatile player, Coach Buth said. “She is a committed and determined competitor; she simply never gives up.”

“I am confident that Lana and Stephanie will make immediate contributions to our program next year,” commented Coach Buth. “They share our program’s enthusiasm for the sport of tennis and I’m certain they will represent GW in an exceptional manner on and off the court.”

The Colonials closed out the 2011 fall season with a 5-0 unblemished mark. The Buff and Blue open the 2012 spring season on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Old Dominion.

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