Columbus Open

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Columbus Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Columbus Open (1971–84)
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1971–84)
Founded 1971
Abolished 1984
Surface Clay (1971–79)
Hard (1980–84)

The Columbus Open is a defunct Grand Prix affiliated tennis tournament played from 1971 to 1984. It was held in Columbus, Ohio in the United States and played on outdoor clay courts from 1971 to 1979, and then played on outdoor hard courts from 1980 to 1984.

Brian Teacher was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition twice and the doubles competition three times with three different partners; once with American William Brown, once with American Bruce Manson and once with American Scott Davis.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1971 United States Tom Gorman United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
1972 United States Jimmy Connors Rhodesia Andrew Pattison 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
1973 United States Jimmy Connors United States Charlie Pasarell 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1974 Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6, 6–4
1975 India Vijay Amritraj United States Robert Lutz 6–4, 7–5
1976 United States Roscoe Tanner United States Stan Smith 6–4, 7–6
1977 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–1
1978 United States Arthur Ashe United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
1979 United States Brian Gottfried United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–0
1980 United States Robert Lutz Australia Terry Rocavert 6–4, 6–3
1981 United States Brian Teacher United States John Austin 6–3, 6–2
1982 United States Jimmy Connors United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 6–0
1983 United States Brian Teacher United States Bill Scanlon 7–6, 6–4
1984 United States Brad Gilbert United States Hank Pfister 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1971 United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
1972 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Pancho Gonzales
United States Robert McKinley
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 7–5
1973 United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
United Kingdom Graham Stilwell
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 7–6
1974 India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
United States Tom Gorman
United States Robert Lutz
W/O
1975 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
1976 United States William Brown
United States Brian Teacher
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–3
1977 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1978 Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Bob Giltinan
Mexico Marcello Lara
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 6–3
1979 United States Brian Gottfried
United States Robert Lutz
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1980 United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Peter Fleming
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
1981 United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–1, 6–1
1982 United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
1983 United States Scott Davis
United States Brian Teacher
India Vijay Amritraj
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
1984 United States Sandy Mayer
United States Stan Smith
United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5

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