Graeme Cox Successfully Defends National Title

Volunteer Assistant Graeme Cox

Volunteer Assistant Graeme Cox, USTA 40s & Over Indoor National Champion

Utah men’s tennis Volunteer Assistant Coach and former player Graeme Cox successfully defended his 40s and over Indoor National Championship in singles and reached the finals in doubles.  The tournament was played in Park City, UT at the Park City MARC.

“Congrats to Graeme Cox on defending his national title,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “We couldn’t be happier to have such a great and experienced player on our coaching staff.”

Fourth-seeded Graeme Cox’s singles championship run featured seven matches in 3 days and included a 6-3, 6-1 semifinal victory over the No. 1 ranked player in the nation  Michael Chang of Anaheim, CA. Cox defeated third-seeded Jared Jacobs of Scottsdale Arizona  6-0, 6-4 in the finals to clinch his defense of the national title.

In doubles, Graeme teamed up with former University of Utah men’s tennis player Brandon Owen to earn a second place finish. After reaching the finals with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Jared Jacobs and Jesse Ponwith of Scottsdale Arizona, Cox and Owen were narrowly defeated by the first seeded tandem of Neel Grover of Laguna Beach, CA and Kline Sack of New York, NY 6-1, 7-6(4).

Congratulations to Coach Graeme Cox and Brandon Owen on earning gold and silver balls. Great job Utes!

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