Seven Gauchos Earn All-Big West Honors

May 4, 2010

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Several male tennis players earned All-Big West honors when the team was announced on Tuesday. In all, seven Gauchos received recognition from the Big West for their outstanding play.

Alex Konigsfeldt and Benjamin Recknagel were both named First Team All-Big West for singles. UC Santa Barbara was one of only three schools to have multiple players named to the singles First Team.

Konigsfeldt finished the season with a 10-13 record in dual matches. Playing primarily in the #1 spot, Konigsfeldt led the way for the Gauchos and finished strong with wins in both of his matches in the Big West Tournament.

Recknagel finished with a dual match record of 18-6. He led UCSB in overall wins with a record of 21-9, including a win in the final round of the Big West Tournament.

A pair of Gauchos singles players earned Second Team All Big-West honors as well. Lucas Sudow, 16-6 in dual matches, and Philip Therp, 4-12 in dual matches, made UCSB the only school to have multiple players selected to both the First Team and Second Team for singles.

Mathieu Forget rounded out the singles honorees. His 11-9 record in dual matches earned him Honorable Mention. UCSB tied Irvine with five players receiving recognition for their singles play.

In doubles, Konigsfeldt and Taylor Chavez-Goggin led the way as they were named First Team All-Big West. The teammates finished with a record of 7-8, including a win in the Big West Tournament.

The doubles team of Sudow and Recknagel was named to the Second Team All-Big West. They led the team with a record of 15-8 in dual matches. Sudow, Recknagel, and Konigsfeldt each received honors from the Big West as singles and doubles players.

Scott Hohenstein and Evan Jurgensen made UCSB one of only two schools to have three different doubles teams honored. They finished with a dual match record of 13-11.