April 7, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sophomore Benjamin Recknagel was named Big West Men's Tennis Player of the Week after he posted a pair of big wins in UC Santa Barbara matches at Pacific and Fresno State last week.
On April 2, the sophomore from Munich, Germany, came-from-behind to defeat Tomasz Krzyszkowski of Pacific, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0. On day later, Recknagel swept 41st-ranked Fresno State's No. 1 player, Rikus DeVilliers, 6-1, 6-3.
Recknagel is now 5-4 at the No. 1 spot in the lineup for the Gauchos.
UCSB travels to Texas this weekend for non-conference dual matches at UT Arlington on Saturday, April 9, and at SMU on Sunday, April 10. The Gauchos will play their final two home matches to following weekend as they host Cal Poly (April 16) and Loyola Marymount (April 17).