UC Santa Barbara
2009-10: In Benjamin Recknagel's first season here as a Gaucho he was named First Team All Big-West for singles... He had also led his team with a 17-6 record in dual matches and maintained a primary #2 spot with a 6-0 record... Outstanding first season for Recknagel.
Attended Carl-Orff-Gymnasium in Unterschleissheim, Germany
Ranked in the top ten in Germany's Under 18 Juniors... Ranked 145th in Germany in 2008... Runner up at the ITF Junior Event at the Air Berlin Junior Open in 2006... Coached by Niki Pilic at the Niki Pilic Tennis academy in Oberschleissheim, Germany... Is ranked in the ATP at No. 1398.
Son of Thomas and Susanne Recknagel... Pursuing a majoring in Business Economics... Began playing tennis at age 11... Was granted the ITA Academic All-American Award... Also competed in soccer and volleyball... Lists "Prison Break" as his favorite TV show... Hobbies include music, movies, and snowboarding... Speaks English and German.