1980 ATP Challenger Series

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The ATP Challenger Series is the second tier tour for professional tennis organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The 1980 ATP Challenger Series calendar comprises 24 tournaments, with prize money ranging from $25,000 up to $50,000.[1]

Schedule[edit]

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 3 Kaduna Challenger
Nigeria Kaduna, Nigeria
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Mayotte
1-6, 6-3, 6-3
United Kingdom John Feaver Austria Roland Steigler
United States Mark Turpin
Austria Filip Krajcik
Canada Welry Fritz
United States Toby Crabel
United States Larry Stefanki
United States Chris Mayotte
United States Larry Stefanki
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
United Kingdom Robin Drysdale
United Kingdom John Feaver
March 10
No tournaments scheduled.
March 17 ATP Linz
Austria Linz, Austria
Regular series
$25,000 – Hard (I) – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Tony Graham
3-6, 7-6, 6-4
New Zealand Onny Parun West Germany Andreas Maurer
United Kingdom John Feaver
United States Bruce Foxworth
Austria Roland Steigler
United States Chris Mayotte
Austria Hans Kary
United States Tony Graham
Chile Belus Prajoux
6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Austria Robert Reininger
Austria Helmar Stiegler
March 24
No tournaments scheduled.
March 31 San Luis Potosí Challenger
Mexico San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Mexico Adolfo Gonzalez
6-4, 6-4
Mexico Guillermo Stevens United States Rick Fagel
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
Mexico Joaquín Loyo Mayo
United States Larry Loeb
Austria Filip Krajcik
Australia Brad Guan
United States Mike Barr
Canada Réjean Génois
6-4, 6-4
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
Spain Gabriel Urpi
Shimizu Challenger
Japan Shimizu, Japan
Regular series
$25,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Australia Cliff Letcher Japan Tsuyoshi Fukui
Australia John Marks
Australia Chris Kachel
Japan Jun Kamiwazumi
Canada Robert Bettauer
Australia Wayne Pascoe
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Cliff Letcher
6-7, 6-3, 6-2
Australia Chris Kachel
Australia John Marks

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 7 Maebashi Challenger
Japan Maebashi, Japan
Regular series
$25,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Greg Whitecross
2-6, 6-4, 7-6
Australia Craig A. Miller Switzerland Markus Günthardt
Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Mike Shore
Philippines Beejong Sisson
West Germany Peter Holl
Japan Jun Kuki
Australia Chris Kachel
Australia John Marks
6-4, 7-6
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Cliff Letcher
April 14
No tournaments scheduled.
April 21
No tournaments scheduled.
April 28 Toyota Challenger
Japan Toyota, Japan
Regular series
$33,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6-4, 6-4
Australia Brad Drewett Australia Chris Johnstone
Australia John Fitzgerald
Japan Jun Kuki
Australia Cliff Letcher
Japan Tsuyoshi Fukui
Venezuela Jorge Andrew
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Cliff Letcher
6-3, 6-4
Australia Chris Kachel
New Zealand Russell Simpson
Parioli Challenger
Italy Parioli, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
1-6, 6-3, 6-2
France Dominique Bedel New Zealand Onny Parun
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
United States Michael Grant
Australia Terry Rocavert
Austria Hans Kary
Colombia Jairo Velasco, Sr.
West Germany Klaus Eberhard
West Germany Ulrich Marten
3-6, 6-3, 7-5
West Germany Karl Meiler
West Germany Werner Zirngibl

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 5 Galatina Challenger
Italy Galatina, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Gilles Moretton
6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Sweden Stefan Simonsson West Germany Werner Zirngibl
France Dominique Bedel
France Christophe Freyss
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
Chile Alejandro Pierola
Spain Gabriel Urpi
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Chris Kachel
6-2, 6-1
United States Tim Garcia
United States Michael Grant
May 12
No tournaments scheduled.
May 19
No tournaments scheduled.
May 26
No tournaments scheduled.

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 2 Kent Championships
United Kingdom Beckenham, Great Britain
Regular series
$25,000 – Grass – 64S/64D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
New Zealand Onny Parun
6-4, 4-6, 9-7
United States Sandy Mayer Australia Paul Kronk
Finland Leo Palin
United States Tom Gorman
United States Tony Graham
India Anand Amritraj
India Sashi Menon
United States John Austin
United States Van Winitsky
W/O
Australia Chris Johnstone
Australia Greg Whitecross
Cuneo Challenger
Italy Cuneo, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Ricardo Cano
7-5, 6-2
Bolivia Mario Martinez Spain Gabriel Urpi
France Christophe Casa
Argentina Carlos Gattiker
West Germany Werner Zirngibl
France Dominique Bedel
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Argentina Carlos Gattiker
4-6, 7-6, 6-2
Bolivia Mario Martinez
Chile Pedro Rebolledo
June 9
No tournaments scheduled.
June 16
No tournaments scheduled.
June 23
No tournaments scheduled.
June 2 Lugo Challenger
Italy Lugo, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Tony Giammalva
6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Argentina Gustavo Guerrero Argentina Fernando Dalla-Fontana
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
France Jean-François Caujolle
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Italy Gianni Ocleppo
Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Cliff Letcher
6-1, 6-3
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 4 Zell am See Challenger
Austria Zell am See, Austria
Regular series
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Peter McNamara
6-4, 6-1, 7-5
New Zealand Chris Lewis Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
France Dominique Bedel
Zimbabwe Haroon Ismail
New Zealand Onny Parun
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Australia Wayne Hampson
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
Czechoslovakia Pavel Hutka
3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-2
Australia Wayne Pascoe
United States Dave Siegler
August 11 Royan Challenger
France Royan, France
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Christophe Casa
6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
France Dominique Bedel France Bernard Fritz
Zimbabwe Haroon Ismail
United States Dave Siegler
Australia Wayne Hampson
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Stefan Svensson
United States Dave Siegler
South Africa Robbie Venter
6-4, 6-4
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Stefan Svensson
August 18 Le Touquet Challenger
France Le Touquet, France
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Christophe Casa
6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
France Jerome Vanier France Éric Deblicker
Spain Ángel Giménez
Sweden Kjell Johansson
Spain José López-Maeso
Sweden Hans Simonsson
France Hervé Gauvain
United States Dave Siegler
South Africa Robbie Venter
7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Sweden Hans Simonsson
Sweden Tenny Svensson
Rio de Janeiro Open
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
6-4, 6-0
Argentina Carlos Landó Brazil Marcos Hocevar
United States Charles Strode
Argentina Carlos Gattiker
Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
Argentina Fernando Dalla-Fontana
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Brazil Cássio Motta
6-4, 6-4
Argentina Alejandro Ganzábal
Argentina Gustavo Guerrero
August 25 Brussels Challenger
Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sweden Kjell Johansson
6-3, 6-4
France Georges Goven South Africa Eddie Edwards
Sri Lanka Sivagnanam Suresh
France Christophe Freyss
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
Sweden Hans Simonsson
Australia Chris Johnstone
South Africa Eddie Edwards
United States Craig Edwards
6-1, 6-2
United States Doug Adler
Australia Chris Johnstone
Porto Alegre Challenger
Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Brazil Thomaz Koch
6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 7-5
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr Chile Belus Prajoux
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Argentina Gustavo Guerrero
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Uruguay José Luis Damiani
United States Charles Strode
Venezuela Jorge Andrew
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
6-3, 6-1
Brazil Paulo Cleto
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 1 Curitiba Challenger
Brazil Curitiba, Brazil
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gustavo Guerrero
7-6, 6-3
Brazil Marcos Hocevar United States Charles Strode
Brazil João Soares
Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
United States Morris Strode
United States Cary Stansbury
Uruguay José Luis Damiani
Venezuela Jorge Andrew
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
4-6, 6-3, 7-6
United States Kevin Harris
United States Craig Wittus
Turin Challenger
Italy Turin, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Robbie Venter
6-2, 6-1
Spain Miguel Mir Italy Maurizio Bonaiti
Chile Alejandro Pierola
France Hervé Gauvain
Sweden Kjell Johansson
South Africa Frank Puncec
France Patrick Proisy
United States Jai Dilouie
Australia Wayne Hampson
6-3, 6-4
United States Dave Siegler
South Africa Robbie Venter
September 8 Campinas Challenger
Brazil Campinas, Brazil
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Ricardo Cano
6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Uruguay José Luis Damiani Argentina Guillermo Aubone
Brazil Ney Keller
Argentina Gustavo Guerrero
Brazil Júlio Góes
Brazil João Soares
Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil João Soares
7-5, 6-1
Brazil Ney Keller
Brazil Cássio Motta
September 15 Cosenza Challenger
Italy Cosenza, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
6-1, 6-4
Chile Alejandro Pierola Uruguay Diego Pérez
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
United States Chris Mayotte
Sweden Anders Järryd
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Ostoja
United States Jai Dilouie
Australia Ernie Ewert
Australia Brad Guan
7-6, 6-3
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
September 22 International Tournament of Messina
Italy Messina, Italy
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-4, 5-7, 6-2
United States Chris Mayotte Italy Ezio Di Matteo
Australia Brad Guan
Italy Franco Merlone
Sweden Stefan Svensson
Australia Ernie Ewert
Italy Massimo Grassotti
Australia Ernie Ewert
Australia Brad Guan
6-3, 6-4
Italy Gianni Marchetti
Italy Enzo Vattuone
September 29 Mexico City Challenger
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Regular series
$25,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Venezuela Jorge Andrew
6-3, 6-4
United States Scott McCain United States John Hayes
Mexico Emilio Montano
United States Glen Holroyd
India Anand Amritraj
United States Ian Harris
Australia Steve Docherty
United States Scott McCain
United States Larry Stefanki
6-3, 6-3
United States Glen Holroyd
United States Craig Wittus

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
December 1 Buenos Aires Challenger
Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Regular series
$25,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
7-6, 6-2
Argentina Carlos Castellan Argentina Ricardo Cano
Uruguay Diego Pérez
Argentina Fernando Dalla-Fontana
Argentina Enrique Caviglia
Argentina Gustavo Tiberti
United States Charles Strode
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Argentina Roberto Carruthers
6-2, 6-4
Argentina Carlos Gattiker
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
December 8
No tournaments scheduled.
December 15
No tournaments scheduled.
December 22
No tournaments scheduled.
December 29
No tournaments scheduled.

Statistical information[edit]

These tables present the number of singles (S) and doubles (D) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1980 ATP Challenger Series. The players/nations are sorted by: 1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation); 2) a singles > doubles hierarchy; 3) alphabetical order (by family names for players).