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
LocationNorth Little Rock, Arkansas
SurfaceCarpet (1974–79)

Past finals


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


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


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


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

External links

George Hardie (tennis)

George Hardie (born February 19, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

List of tennis tournaments

List of current and past men's and women's tennis tournaments.

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Vitas Gerulaitis

Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 17, 1994) was a Lithuanian American professional tennis player. In 1975, Gerulaitis won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering with Sandy Mayer. He won the men's singles title at one of the two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977 (Gerulaitis won the tournament that was held in December, while Roscoe Tanner won the earlier January tournament). Gerulaitis also won two Italian Open titles, in 1977 and 1979, and the WCT Finals in Dallas, in 1978.

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