South Orange Open
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South Orange Open
South Orange Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSouth Orange Open
TourGrand Prix circuit
LocationSouth Orange, New Jersey, US
SurfaceGrass (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 N?stase 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.


Men's Singles

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 N?stase 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 N?stase South Africa Bob Hewitt 7-6, 6-1
1976 Romania Ilie N?stase 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


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