Falk, Tsoubanos, Schmandt, Harris all advance

The doubles duo of Kelly Schmandt and Aleke Tsoubanos advanced to the Elite Eight Wednesday in NCAA play in Athens, Ga. Audra Falk upset No. 5 Alexis Gordon of Florida to reach the Elite Eight in singles. Meanwhile in Tulsa, Okla., Vandy's Chad Harris advanced in the first round of NCAA singles competition.

ATHENS, Ga.-- The Commodore duo of seniors Kelly Schamndt and Aleke Tsoubanos advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Tournament, a feat which was matched by junior Audra Falk, who made her way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Singles Tournament at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Schmandt and Tsoubanos defeated Manon Kruse and Carien Venter of Middle Tennessee State, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. They will take on the pairing of Muth and Wei from William & Mary, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 winners over Thompson and Thompson of Notre Dame. The time of Thursday's match is to be determined.

Falk, ranked No. 13 by the ITA, took out the tournament's fifth seed, Alexis Gordon of Florida, 7-5, 6-2. She will face fourth-seeded Amber Liu of Stanford, who defeated Margarita Karnaukhova of Sacremento State, 6-3, 6-0. The singles quarterfinals are scheduled to begin at Noon CT on Thursday, May 27.

Complete information on the NCAA Women's Singles and Doubles Tournaments is available at www.georgiadogs.com .

Harris Advances Through NCAA First Round

TULSA, Okla. -- Vanderbilt senior Chad Harris advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Tournament with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Jamie Cerretani of Brown Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Harris next will face Texas A&M's Lester Cook, who defeated Claes Lindholm of Ole Miss Wednesday. The match is scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m. CT.

The NCAA Doubles Tournament also begins on Thursday, and Harris will be pulling double duty. Harris and VU junior Scott Brown, appearing in their second NCAA Doubles Tournament together, will take on Jonathan Chu and David Lingman of Harvard. The time of that match is yet to be determined.

Complete information on the NCAA Men's Singles and Doubles Tournaments is available at www.tulsahurricane.com .


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