1979 Mutual Benefit Life Open

The 1979 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 1979 Grand Prix circuit. It was the tenth edition of the tournament and was held from July 30 through August 5, 1979. First-seeded John McEnroe won the singles title and earned $13,000 first-prize money.[3][4]

1979 Mutual Benefit Life Open
DateJuly 30 – August 5
CategoryGrand Prix
Prize money$75,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationSouth Orange, New Jersey, US
VenueOrange Lawn Tennis Club
United States John McEnroe[1]
United States John McEnroe / United States Peter Fleming[2]
← 1978 · South Orange Open · 1980 →

Finals edit

Singles edit

  John McEnroe defeated   John Lloyd 6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–0

  • It was McEnroe' 6th singles title of the year and the 11th of his career.

Doubles edit

  John McEnroe /   Peter Fleming defeated   Fritz Buehning /   Bruce Nichols 6–1, 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. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 123. ISBN 9780362020120. OCLC 237184610.
  4. ^ "McEnroe tops tough Lloyd for tennis win". The Montreal Star. August 6, 1979. p. D5 – via Newspapers.com.

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