Arkansas International Tennis Tournament

The Arkansas International Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played in North Little Rock, Arkansas from 1974-1979. The event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1977 through 1979 and was played on indoor carpet courts. The tournament was also known under its sponsored name Fairfield Bay Classic.

Arkansas International Tennis Tournament
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameFairfield Bay Classic
Little Rock Open
TourGrand Prix
Founded1974 (1974)
Abolished1979 (1979)
LocationNorth Little Rock, Arkansas
SurfaceCarpet (1974–79)

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1974   Jimmy Connors   Karl Meiler 6–2, 6–1
1975   Billy Martin   George Hardie 6–2, 7–6
1976   Haroon Rahim   Colin Dibley 6–4, 7–5
1977   Sandy Mayer   Haroon Rahim 6–2, 6–4
1978   Dick Stockton   Hank Pfister 6–4, 3–5, ret. [a]
1979   Vitas Gerulaitis   Butch Walts 6–2, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1974   Jürgen Fassbender
  Karl Meiler
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Bob Hewitt
6–0, 6–2
1975   Marcello Lara
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Jeff Austin
  Charles Owens
6–4, 6–3
1976   Syd Ball
  Ray Ruffels
  Giuliano Pecci
  Haroon Rahim
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
1977   Colin Dibley
  Haroon Rahim
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
1978   Colin Dibley
  Geoff Masters
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–3
1979   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Vladimir Zednik
  Phil Dent
  Colin Dibley
5–7, 6–3, 7–5

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Pfister retired with a sprained ankle.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stockton Cops Little Rock Net Event". Schenectady Gazette. AP. Feb 4, 1978.

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