South Pacific Tennis Classic

The South Pacific Tennis Classic, also known as the South Pacific Championships was a men's tennis tournament played in Melbourne, Australia in 1974 and 1975, and in Brisbane, Australia from 1976 through 1981. The event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit and was played on outdoor grass courts.

South Pacific Tennis Classic
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSouth Pacific Tennis Classic
TourGrand Prix circuit
Founded1974 [1]
Abolished1981
Editions8
SurfaceGrass

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Melbourne 1974   Dick Stockton   Geoff Masters 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1975   Brian Gottfried   Harold Solomon 6–2, 7–6, 6–1
Brisbane 1976   Mark Edmondson   Phil Dent 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1977   Vitas Gerulaitis   Tony Roche 6–7(2–7), 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
1978   Mark Edmondson   John Alexander 6–4, 7–6
1979   Phil Dent   Ross Case 7–6, 6–2, 6–3
1980   John McEnroe   Phil Dent 6–3, 6–4
1981   Mark Edmondson   Chris Lewis 7–6, 3–6, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Melbourne 1974   Raz Reid
  Allan Stone
  Mike Estep
  Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
1975   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramirez
6–4, 6–0
Brisbane 1976   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
1977   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Bill Scanlon
  Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
7–6, 6–4
1978   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Syd Ball
  Allan Stone
6–3, 7–6
1979   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  John James
  Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
1980   John McEnroe
  Matt Mitchell
  Phil Dent
  Rod Frawley
8–6 [a]
1981   Rod Frawley
  Chris Lewis
  Mark Edmondson
  Mike Estep
7–5, 4–6, 7–6

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The final consisted of one pro set.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boost to tennis circuit". The Canberra Times. 29 August 1974. p. 1 (sporting section) – via National Library of Australia.