OKC's David Box
Wins Gold Ball
August 27, 2018
Oklahoma City’s David Box captured the Men’s 45 Doubles title Friday afternoon at the USTA National Grass Court Championships at the prestigious Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Penn.
Box teamed with Wade McGuire of Farmingdale, N.J. to win the final in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 over Oren Motevassel (Beverly Hills, Calif.) and Kline Sack (Houston, Texas) and earn his first gold ball of his career. Gold balls are awarded annually to winners at the USTA’s four national championships it hosts on the junior and adult tennis circuits.
Following the 45’s title, Box teamed with Motevassel in the Men’s 50 Doubles final, dropping a tight three-set match 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to Pablo Albano and Fernando Zuliani of Newport Beach, Calif. and settled for silver balls. Box and Motevassel had a memorable victory in the quarterfinals as they ousted Richey Reneberg and Eddie Blanton. Reneberg was the top-ranked doubles player in the world in 1992 and won two Grand Slam doubles titles during his career on the ATP Tour, and in 1991 reached a career-high number 20 singles world ranking.ADVERTISEMENT
Box, a three-time letter winner at the University of Oklahoma from 1982-85, is the President and CEO of Box Ventures, which includes ownership of the Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City, Box Talent, Box Real Estate and Box Consulting.