1978 Richmond WCT

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
Date January 30 – February 5
Edition 8th
Category Grand Prix (WCT)
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $175,000
Surface Carpet / Indoor
Location Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Champions
Singles
United States Vitas Gerulaitis [1]
Doubles
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]

Finals

Singles

United States Vitas Gerulaitis defeated Australia John Newcombe 6–3, 6–4

Doubles

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

References

  1. ^ "1978 Richmond – Men's Singles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1978 Richmond – Men's Doubles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. 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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