Benjamin Kohlloeffel
Benjamin Kohlloeffel

Player Profile

Herne, Germany

High School:
Otto-Hahn Gymnasium



Fall 2006 -- Listed as the top-ranked player in the Preseason Fila/ITA Singles Rankings ... Posted an 8-1 mark in fall singles play ... Successfully defended his title at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, becoming the first player to win back-to-back titles at the event since ASU's Sargis Sargsian did it in 1994 and `95 ... Defeated Ohio State's Steve Moneke, 6-0, 6-4 in the final ... Went 5-0 in doubles with Chris Surapol, capturing the title at the Wilson/ITA West Regionals.

2005-06 -- Named the 2006 ITA Division I National Player of the Year, becoming the first Bruin to win the award since Marcel Freeman in 1982 ... Won his last 13 matches of the season en route to becoming the first UCLA player to capture the NCAA Singles title since head coach Billy Martin in 1975 ... Defeated Virginia's Somdev Devvarman, 6-1, 6-4 in the NCAA Final ... Avenged three of his four losses on the season in the NCAA Tournament ... Ended the year ranked No. 1 in the Fila/ITA Final Rankings ... Became the first Bruin player to hold the No. 1 ranking since Justin Gimelstob in 1996 ... Finished the year with a 47-4 overall singles record, including a 23-3 mark in dual-match play ... Owned a remarkable 31-2 record against ranked opponents ... Captured the singles title at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic to earn a wild card into the qualifying at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. ... Became the first UCLA player to capture the singles title at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Defeated Duke's Ludovic Walter, 7-5, 6-1 in the final ... Earned a spot in the nationals by winning the ITA Regional Championships in October ... Defeated Arizona's No. 1 player, Roger Matalonga, 6-1, 6-2 in that final ...Teamed with Philipp Gruendler in doubles to earn Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year honors ... The duo ended the season ranked No. 4 nationally, finishing with a 30-3 overall record ... Posted a 20-match win streak in dual-match play, setting a new UCLA record.

2004-05 -- Singles All-American ... ITA National Rookie of the Year ... Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year ... First-Team All-Pac-10 selection ... NCAA All-Tournament team selection at No. 2 singles ... Listed at No. 9 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Also ranked No. 56 in doubles with Luben Pampoulov ... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Singles Championships ... Led all Bruins in singles victories, ending the season with a 45-8 overall record ... Posted a 25-4 record in dual-match play, spending most of this time at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions ... Registered a 12-1 record at the No. 1 spot ... Won six-straight matches during UCLA's run through the NCAA Tournament ... Recorded a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 18th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Baylor in the NCAA Final ... Also enjoyed an outstanding fall season, finishing with a 13-2 overall record ...Captured the singles title at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regionals, defeating SDSU's Armando Carrascosa in the final ... Earned a main draw spot in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoors Championships, falling in the quarterfinals to Stanford's Sam Warburg ...Also won the consolation singles title at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas ...Went 2-1 in fall doubles play with Chris Lam.

2003-04 --Redshirted the season.

High School/Juniors --Attended Otto-Hahn Gymnasium in Herne, Germany ...Twice played in the prestigious Orange Bowl Junior Tennis Championships, reaching the round of 16 in 1996 ...Helped Germany place fifth at the 18 & Under ITF Sunshine Cup in Key Biscayne, Florida ...Ranked No. 15 in the European Tennis Association's Boys' 16s singles rankings ...Under-14 German Junior Champion in 1996 ...Also won the International Danish Junior Championships that same year ... Has also done well in several futures tournaments.

Personal - Full name is Benjamin Kohlloeffel ...Born March 13, 1982 in Herne, Germany ...Parents are Ulrich and Sigrid Kohlloeffel ...Has one brother named Tobias.