UCSB Continues Play at ITA Southwest Regional

Benjamin Recknagel

MALIBU, Calif. - Benjamin Recknagel advanced to the fourth round at the USTA/ITA Men's Southwest Regional Championship before losing a 6-1, 6-3 decision to third-seeded Finn Tearney of Pepperdine on Friday.

Recknagel, a junior, was seeded 16th in the tournament in Malibu.  He received a bye into the second round then swept San Diego State's Hunter Nicholas 7-5, 6-3, and toughed out a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win over Pacific's Thomasz Krzyszkowski to advance to the fourth round. 

Senior Mathieu Forget and freshman Greg Scott each advanced to the third round of the tournament.  After a first round bye, Forget defeated Hawaii's Danilo Casanova 6-3, 6-0.  He then lost to Eric Johnson of USC, 6-3, 6-0.  Scott swept UC Irvine's Eric Gast in the first round, 6-3, 6-1, then topped Dmytro Kovalyov of Hawaii, 6-3, 6-3, before losing a third-round match to 13th-seeded Max Tabatruong of UCLA, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Several other Gauchos are competing in the Southwest Regional.  Freshman Ziad Sultan had a bye into the second round, then swept Hawaii's Jared Spiker 6-4, 7-6.  Sultan lost to San Diego's Patrick Pohlmann in the third round, 6-1, 6-3.  Junior Mbonisi Ndimande swept Hawaii's Chas Okamoto 6-2, 6-0 in the first round before dropping a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 match to San Diego's Thibaut Visy in the second round. 

In doubles play, the UCSB tandem of Forget and Ndimande advanced to the third round with a resounding 8-0 victory over San Diego's Andrew Raphaelson and Garrett Taylor.

Play continues for UCSB players on Saturday at Pepperdine. 

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Singles – Round One
Mons Knudtzon – UCSB def. Austin Andres – UCR, 6-1, 6-3
Greg Scott – UCSB def. Eric Gast – UCI, 6-3, 6-1
Mbonisi Ndimande – UCSB def. Chas Okamoto – Hawaii, 6-2, 6-0
Charlie Rice – Hawaii def. Max Glenn – UCSB, 6-2, 6-4
Nick Papac – Fresno St. def. Alex Johnson – UCSB, 6-0, 6-2
Axel Bouillin – UCSB def. Feliz Macherez – UCR, 6-4, 6-0

Singles – Round Two
Yannick Hanfmann - USC (12) def. Mons Knudtzon – UCSB, 6-0, 6-3
Greg Scott – UCSB def. Dmytro Kovalyov – Hawaii, 6-3, 6-3
Thibaut Visy - USD (17) def. Mbonisi Ndimande – UCSB, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Jurgen De Jager - Cal Poly def. Alexander Gryaznov – UCSB, 7-5, 6-0
Ziad Sultan – UCSB def. Jared Spiker – Hawaii, 6-4, 7-6
Benjamin Recknagel - UCSB (16) def.  Hunter Nicholas – SDSU, 7-5, 6-3
Mathieu Forget - UCSB (17) def. Danilo Casanova – Hawaii, 6-3, 6-0
Javier Pulgar - SDSU (14) def. Axel Bouillin – UCSB, 6-2, 6-4 

Doubles – Round One
Sebastian Bell/Maraco Comuzzo - Cal Poly def. Max Glenn/Mons Knudtzon – UCSB, 9-7
Daniel Moss/David Sofaer – Pepperdine def. Axel Bouillin/Greg Scott – UCSB, 8-6
Nicholas Bjerke/Daniel Simko – LMU def. Alexander Gryaznov/Alex Johnson – UCSB, 8-3

Friday, Oct. 21
Singles - Round Three
Max Tabatruong - UCLA (13) def. Greg Scott – UCSB, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Patrick Pohlmann - USD (11) def. Ziad Sultan – USCB, 6-1, 6-3
Benjamin Recknagel - UCSB (16) def. Thomasz Krzyszkowski – Pacific, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Eric Johnson – USC def. Mathieu Forget - UCSB (17), 6-4, 6-4

Singles – Round Four
Finn Tearney - PEP (3) def. Benjamin Recknagel - UCSB (16), 6-1, 6-3

Singles – Consolation Round One
Alexander Gryaznov – UCSB def. Kelly Dickson – UCR, 6-0, 6-1 

Singles – Consolation Round Two
Zach Leslie - Fresno St. def. Alexander Gryaznov – UCSB, 6-3, 6-4
Ben Mirken – Pacific def. Max Glenn – UCSB, 6-4, 6-3
Naveen Beasely - Cal Poly def. Alex Johnson – UCSB, 7-5, 6-0

Doubles – Round Two
Mathieu Forget/Mbonisi Ndimande – UCSB def. Andrew Raphaelson/Garrett Taylor – USD, 8-0
Ivan Castro/Alex Hamilton – Pacific def. Benjamin Recknagel/Ziad Sultan – UCSB, 8-3

 

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