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The 1978 Richmond WCT, also known by its sponsored name United Virginia Bank Classic, was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts in Richmond, Virginia, United States. The event was part WCT Tour which was incorporated into the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix circuit. It was the eighth edition of the tournament and was held from January 30 through February 5, 1978. Second-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.[3]

1978 Richmond WCT
DateJanuary 30 – February 5
CategoryGrand Prix (WCT)
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$175,000
SurfaceCarpet / Indoor
LocationRichmond, Virginia, U.S.
United States Vitas Gerulaitis [1]
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]
← 1977 · Richmond WCT · 1979 →



  Vitas Gerulaitis defeated   John Newcombe 6–3, 6–4

  • It was Gerulaitis' 1st singles title of the year and the 9th of his career.


  Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan defeated   Vitas Gerulaitis /   Sandy Mayer 6–3, 7–5


  1. ^ "1978 Richmond – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1978 Richmond – 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. 177. ISBN 978-0354090681.

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