1978 Mutual Benefit Life Open

The 1978 Mutual Benefit Life Open, also known as the South Orange Open, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey in the United States. The event was part of the 1978 Grand Prix circuit. It was the ninth edition of the tournament and was held from July 31 through August 6, 1978. First-seeded Guillermo Vilas won his second consecutive singles title at the event and earned $15,000 first-prize money.[3][4][5]

1978 Mutual Benefit Life Open
DateJuly 31 – August 6
CategoryGrand Prix
Prize money$75,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationSouth Orange, New Jersey, US
VenueOrange Lawn Tennis Club
Argentina Guillermo Vilas[1]
United States John McEnroe / United States Peter Fleming[2]
← 1977 · South Orange Open · 1979 →

Finals edit

Singles edit

  Guillermo Vilas defeated   José Luis Clerc 6–1, 6–3

  • It was Vilas' 4th singles title of the year and the 39th of his career.

Doubles edit

  John McEnroe /   Peter Fleming defeated   Ion Țiriac /   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3

References edit

  1. ^ "South Orange – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "South Orange – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. p. 122. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  4. ^ "Argentine final, Vilas–Clerc, at S. Orange". Daily News. August 8, 1978. p. 64 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Leni Muscarella (August 8, 1978). "Vilas dominant". The Record. p. B5 – via Newspapers.com.

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