1974 USLTA Indoor Circuit

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1974 USLTA Indoor Circuit
Details
Duration17 January 1974 – 4 April 1974
Edition4th
Tournaments13
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Jimmy Connors (7)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Jimmy Connors (8)
1973
1975

The 1974 USLTA Indoor Circuit , also known by its sponsored name Schick Tennis Classic, was a professional tennis circuit held in the United States from January until April that year. It consisted of 13 tournaments and was organized by Bill Riordan and sanctioned by the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA). The circuit offered total prize money of over $400,000 including a bonus pool of $100,000 available for the top 8 players who participated in at least 6 tournaments.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
17 Jan Roanoke International
Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.
Carpet – S16
United States Jimmy Connors
6–4, 6–3
West Germany Karl Meiler United States Vitas Gerulaitis
India Vijay Amritraj
Colombia Iván Molina
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
Australia Ian Fletcher
United States Jeff Austin
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
7–6, 6–1
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
New Zealand Jeff Simpson
21 Jan Midlands International
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Carpet – 32S/16D
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–3, 1–6, 6–1
United States Jimmy Connors United States William Brown
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
Australia Ian Fletcher
South Africa Byron Bertram
India Vijay Amritraj
United States Jeff Austin
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–2, 6–4
Australia Ian Fletcher
Australia Kim Warwick

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Baltimore International Indoors -
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Hard – 16S/8D
United States Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–1
United States Clark Graebner West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United States Charlie Owens
India Vijay Amritraj
United States Jeff Austin
South Africa Byron Bertram
Australia Kim Warwick
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
7–6, 7–5
Australia Owen Davidson
United States Clark Graebner
10 Feb Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Hard – 32S/16D8
United States Jimmy Connors
6–2, 6–1
West Germany Karl Meiler United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Ian Fletcher
South Africa Byron Bertram
United States Dick R. Bohrnstedt
Romania Toma Ovici
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–0, 6–2
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
South Africa Bob Hewitt
11 Feb Birmingham International
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
United States Jimmy Connors
7–5, 6–3
United States Sandy Mayer United States Charlie Owens
West Germany Karl Meiler
Chile Belus Prajoux
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United States Jeff Simpson
Australia Ian Fletcher
Australia Ian Fletcher
United States Sandy Mayer
7–5, 6–7, 6–3
Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Colombia Iván Molina
19 Feb U.S. Indoor Championships
Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.
United States Jimmy Connors
6–4, 7–5, 6–3
South Africa Frew McMillan United States Sandy Mayer
United States Jim Delaney
Australia Ian Fletcher
United States Robert Kreiss
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
France Pierre Barthès
United States Jimmy Connors
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–2
South Africa Byron Bertram
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Mar Garcia Tennis Classic[3]
Paramus, New Jersey, U.S.
Hard – 16S/8D
United States Sandy Mayer
6–1, 6–3
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Australia Ian Fletcher
India Vijay Amritraj
United States Jeff Austin
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Colombia Iván Molina
United States Charles Owens
10 Mar Coliseum Mall International
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
United States Jimmy Connors
6–4, 6–4
Romania Ilie Năstase Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
Austria Hans Kary
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
France Georges Goven
United States Billy Martin
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
South Africa Pat Cramer
United States Mike Estep
17 Mar Canadian Indoor Championships
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
South Africa Byron Bertram Colombia Jairo Velasco Sr
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
Australia Kim Warwick
United States Dick R. Bohrnstedt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Spain Jose Higueras
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–4, 6–4
Colombia Iván Molina
Colombia Jairo Velasco Sr
18 Mar American Savings International
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
United States Jimmy Connors
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
United States Vitas Gerulaitis United States Dick R. Bohrnstedt
United States Billy Martin
Colombia Jairo Velasco Sr
United States Jim Osborne
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
 ?
Hungary ?
Hungary ?
24 Mar Rotary-Schick Tennis Classic
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Carpet – 32S/16D
United States Jimmy Connors
6–1, 6–2
India Vijay Amritraj West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
South Africa Byron Bertram
Australia Ian Fletcher
United States Charles Owens
United States Jeff Austin
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Australia Ian Fletcher
Australia Kim Warwick
24 Mar Mississippi Indoors
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Carpet – 32S/16D
United States Sandy Mayer
7–6, 7–5
West Germany Karl Meiler India Vijay Amritraj
Australia Kim Warwick
New Zealand Jeff Simpson
Australia Syd Ball
United States Grover Raz Reid
United States Charles Owens
United States Fred McNair
United States Grover Raz Reid
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
South Africa Byron Bertram
United Kingdom John Feaver

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Apr Equity Funding Championship
Washington D.C., U.S.
Carpet – 32S
India Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 6–3
West Germany Karl Meiler United States Jimmy Connors
United States Charles Owens
Australia Ian Fletcher
South Africa Byron Bertram
New Zealand Ian Crookenden
United States Vitas Gerulaitis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rich indoor tennis tour gets backer". St. Petersburg Times. January 19, 1974. p. 3C – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Connors, Meiler pull away". The Daily Times. February 21, 1974. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Mayer had it all figured out". The Record. March 4, 1974. p. B5 – via Newspapers.com.

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