TENNIS—BALASZ TAROCZY won the $75,000 Geneva Open 6-3, 6-2 over Adriano Panatta.
Gene Mayer defeated Eliot Teltscher 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 to win a $175,000 tournament in San Francisco.
Hana Mandlikova, who upset Chris Evert Lloyd 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals, won the $100,000 Atlanta Tennis Classic by beating Wendy Turnbull 6-3, 7-5 in the finals.
Jaime Fillol defeated Ross Case 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win a tournament in Madrid.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: To a one-year contract to manage the Minnesota Twins, JOHN GORYL, 46, who had been the team's interim skipper since Gene Mauch resigned on Aug. 24.
By the Houston Oilers, Linebacker THOMAS ( Hollywood) HENDERSON, 27, who had been released by San Francisco on Sept. 19.
TRADED: To the New York Knicks by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Forward CAMPY RUSSELL, 28, who scored 16.2 points per game in six seasons with the Cavs. The Knicks in turn sent their 1981 first-round draft choice and Center-Forward JOE C. MERIWEATHER, 26, the NBA's ninth-leading shot blocker in 1979-80, to the Kansas City Kings, who gave Forward BILL ROBINZINE, 27, an 11.4 scorer last season, to Cleveland.
Running Back CHUCK MUNCIE, 27, the New Orleans Saints' career rushing leader with 3,386 yards in five seasons, to San Diego for an undisclosed draft choice.
To the San Antonio Spurs for second-round draft choices in 1981 and 1982, Washington Center DAVE CORZINE, 24, first-round pick of the Bullets in 1978.
DIED: JACK MURPHY, 57, for 29 years an award-winning columnist and sports editor of The San Diego Union and a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED correspondent for 13 years; of cancer; in Poway, Calif.