Recknagel faced the fifth seed Marcos Giron of UCLA in the Round of 16 after his win over Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge the previous day. Recknagel lost 6-3, 6-2, failing to make it to the Quarterfinals.
Senior Mbonisi Ndimade posted a tight 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win in his first match over Thibuat Visy of San Diego, the eighth ranked player in the tournament but then lost in his quarterfinal match to USC's Roberto Quiroz 6-4, 6-0.
The Gauchos will next be in action on November 7th to begin the So Cal Intercollegiate tournament in Los Angeles, California.
Singles Round 4:
Mbonisi Ndimande (12)– UCSB def. Thibuat Visy (8)– San Diego, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Marcos Giron (5) – UCLA def. Benjamin Recknagel (15) – UCSB, 6-3, 6-2
Singles Round 5:
Roberto Quiroz (3) – USC def. Mbonisi Ndimande (12)– UCSB, 6-4, 6-0