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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.

South Orange Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSouth Orange Open
TourGrand Prix circuit
Founded1970
Abolished1983
Editions14
SurfaceGrass (1970–74)
Clay (1975–83)

Ilie Năstase 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.

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ResultsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   Rod Laver   Bob Carmichael 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1971   Clark Graebner   Pierre Barthès 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1972   Ilie Năstase   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–4
1973   Colin Dibley   Vijay Amritraj 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1974   Alex Metreveli   Jimmy Connors W/O
1975   Ilie Năstase   Bob Hewitt 7–6, 6–1
1976   Ilie Năstase   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1977   Guillermo Vilas   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–1
1978   Guillermo Vilas   José Luis Clerc 6–1, 6–3
1979   John McEnroe   John Lloyd 6–7, 6–4, 6–0
1980   José Luis Clerc   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–2
1981   Shlomo Glickstein   Dick Stockton 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
1982   Yannick Noah   Raúl Ramírez 6–3, 7–6
1983   Brad Drewett   John Alexander 4–6, 6–4, 7–6

Men's DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
  Andrés Gimeno
  Rod Laver
6–2, 6–4
1971   Bob Carmichael
  Tom Leonard
  Clark Graebner
  Erik van Dillen
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1972 Not held
1973   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
  Pancho Gonzales
  Tom Gorman
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1974   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1975   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
  Dick Crealy
  John Lloyd
7–6, 7–5
1976   Fred McNair
  Marty Riessen
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Ilie Năstase
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
1977   Colin Dibley
  Wojciech Fibak
  Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 7–5
1978   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–3
1979   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Fritz Buehning
  Bruce Nichols
6–1, 6–3
1980   Bill Maze
  John McEnroe
  Fritz Buehning
  Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
1981   Fritz Buehning
  Andrew Pattison
  Shlomo Glickstein
  David Schneider
6–1, 6–4
1982   Raúl Ramírez
  Van Winitsky
  Jai DiLouie
  Blaine Willenborg
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1983   Fritz Buehning
  Tom Cain
  John Lloyd
  Dick Stockton
6–2, 7–5

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