South Orange Open

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South Orange Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name South Orange Open (1970–83)
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1970–83)
Founded 1927
Abolished 1983
Surface Grass (1970–74)
Clay (1975–83)

The South Orange Open, formerly known as the Eastern Grass Court Championships, is a defunct Grand Prix affiliated tennis tournament played from 1970 to 1983. It was held in South Orange, New Jersey in the United States and played on outdoor grass courts from 1970-1974, and then played on outdoor clay courts from 1975 to 1983. There were men's and women's singles tournaments, as well as men's, women's, and mixed doubles.

Ilie Năstase was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times on two different surfaces and the doubles competition twice with American Jimmy Connors.

Results[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1930 United States Clifford Sutter United States Gregory Mangin 4–6, 8–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–1
1936 United States Donald Budge United States Robert Riggs 6–8, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945 United States William Talbert Ecuador Pancho Segura 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–0
1946 United States Donald McNeill United States Gardnar Mulloy 3–6, 4–6, 12–10, 7–5, 6–3
1947 United States Ted Schroeder United States Gardnar Mulloy 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1948 United States Frank Parker United States Ted Schroeder 6–2, 9–7, 6–2
1949 United States Gardnar Mulloy United States Arthur Larsen 5–7, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1950 United States Herbert Flam United States Vic Seixas 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
1951 United States William Talbert United States Gardnar Mulloy 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1952 Australia Ken McGregor Australia Frank Sedgman 6–3, 6–4
1953 Australia Lew Hoad Australia Rex Hartwig
1954 Australia Lew Hoad Australia Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1955 United States Sam Giammalva United States Gilbert Shea 6–2, 3–6, 11–9, 9–7
1956 United States Ham Richardson Australia Neale Fraser
1957 United States Dick Savitt United States Vic Seixas
1958 Australia Malcolm Anderson United States Ham Richardson 6–3, 6–4, 6–8, 13–15, 6–4
1959 United States Alex Olmedo United States Mike Green 6–4, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
1960 Australia Rod Laver United States Donald Dell 6–1, 10–8, 6–4
1964 United States Arthur Ashe United States Clark Graebner 4–6, 8–6, 6–4, 6–3
1965 Australia Fred Stolle Australia Roy Emerson 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1966 Australia Tony Roche United States Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1967 United States Marty Riessen United States Clark Graebner 18–16, 6–2, 6–1
1968 United States Charles Pasarell United States Clark Graebner 3–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1969 United States Stan Smith United States Clark Graebner 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1970 Australia Rod Laver Australia Bob Carmichael 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1971 United States Clark Graebner France Pierre Barthès 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1972 Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–4
1973 Australia Colin Dibley India Vijay Amritraj 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1974 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli United States Jimmy Connors W/O
1975 Romania Ilie Năstase South Africa Bob Hewitt 7–6, 6–1
1976 Romania Ilie Năstase United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1977 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–1
1978 Argentina Guillermo Vilas Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–1, 6–3
1979 United States John McEnroe United Kingdom John Lloyd 6–7, 6–4, 6–0
1980 Argentina José Luis Clerc United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–2
1981 Israel Shlomo Glickstein United States Dick Stockton 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
1982 France Yannick Noah Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–3, 7–6
1983 Australia Brad Drewett Australia John Alexander 4–6, 6–4, 7–6

Men's Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970 Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
Spain Andrés Gimeno
Australia Rod Laver
6–2, 6–4
1971 Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Tom Leonard
United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik Van Dillen
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1972 Not Held
1973 United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
United States Pancho Gonzales
United States Tom Gorman
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1974 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1975 United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
Australia Dick Crealy
United Kingdom John Lloyd
7–6, 7–5
1976 United States Fred McNair
United States Marty Riessen
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
1977 Australia Colin Dibley
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 7–5
1978 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–3
1979 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Fritz Buehning
United States Bruce Nichols
6–1, 6–3
1980 United States Bill Maze
United States John McEnroe
United States Fritz Buehning
United States Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
1981 United States Fritz Buehning
Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Israel David Schneider
6–1, 6–4
1982 Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Van Winitsky
United States Jai DiLouie
United States Blaine Willenborg
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1983 United States Fritz Buehning
United States Tom Cain
United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Dick Stockton
6–2, 7–5

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