South Orange Open

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South Orange Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name South Orange Open
Tour Grand Prix circuit
Founded 1970
Abolished 1983
Editions 14
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
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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