Falk and Schmandt Added to All-SEC First Team 5/6/03
Commodores Set to Open Play at NCAA Tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt’s No. 2 doubles team of junior Kelly Schmandt (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and sophomore Audra Falk (Cincinnati, Ohio) were named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team on Tuesday. Schmandt and Falk were not acknowledged at the SEC Tournament banquet in April, but after further review the Vanderbilt doubles tandem was awarded first-team honors.

Schmandt and Falk have had an outstanding season for head coach Geoff Macdonald. They are 21-6 overall for the 2002-03 year, which includes an 18-4 dual-match record. One of their highlights from the year was an 8-3 win over Florida’s Julia Scaringe and Alexis Gordon back on March 16. The Commodores went on to defeat the top-ranked Gators for the first time in 28 attempts.

Schmandt, Falk and the rest of the Commodores will return to action at 2 p.m. Friday against Boston University in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Vanderbilt will be the host site for the first and second rounds, which will also showcase Notre Dame and Missouri.

All-SEC First Team (Doubles)
1. Agata Cioroch/Lori Grey, Georgia  
2. Alexis Gordon/Julie Rotondi, Georgia
   Audra Falk/Kelly Schmandt, Vanderbilt#
3. Tina Hojnik/Douglas Wink, Georgia# 
   Crystal Cleveland/Sabita Maharaj, Tennessee#

# - Denotes Tie




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