HOUSTON, November 14, 2018
On a chilly but clear day in Houston, six US-American women and seven US-American men booked their spots in the second round of the Oracle Challenger Series, as a whopping 27 matches were on Tuesday’s schedule.
Top seed Belinda Bencic survived a three-set scare from US-American Allie Kiick in the $125,000 WTA event. The World No. 38 from Switzerland, who clinched her first title of the season at the Red Rock Pro Open on Sunday, won 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes. Next up for Bencic will be Chinese wild card entry Shuai Peng.
No. 1-seeded US-American Tennys Sandgren fell on the men’s side to Kamil Majchrzak 6-2, 7-5. The 22-year-old from Poland capitalized on all of his four break point chances to secure victory in one hour and 23 minutes. Majchrzak will next face Roberto Ortega-Olmedo from Spain.
 J. Pegula (USA) d J. Paolini (ITA) 76(8) 62
 V. Lepchenko (USA) d [WC] M. Haet (AUS) 64 76(3)
 S. Zhuk (RUS) d G. Min (USA) 63 64
D. Khazaniuk (ISR) d [WC] B. Turati (ITA) 76(5) 62
[Q] D. Galfi (HUN) d D. Chiesa (ITA) 75 61
Women’s Doubles – First Round
B. Gumulya (INA) / A. Veselinovic (MNE) d A. Danilina (KAZ) / U. Eikeri (NOR) 63 36 10-6
[WC] A. Bowtell (IRL) / V. Smirnova (BEL) d D. Chiesa (ITA) / J. Paolini (ITA) walkover
J. Rompies (INA) / R. Van Der Hoek (NED) d E. Halbauer (USA) / M. Kobelt (USA) 75 64
[Q] H. Adams (USA) d  T. Smyczek (USA) 63 75
 D. Koepfer (GER) d M. Arevalo (ESA) 76(4) 36 64
E. Gomez (ECU) d D. Galan (COL) 61 64
Men’s Doubles – First Round
 R. Galloway (USA) / N. Pasha (USA) d K. Majchrzak (POL) / R. Ortega-Olmedo (ESP) 46 76(7) 10-8
M. Krueger (USA) / T. Kwiatkowski (USA) d [WC] T. Fawcett (USA) / E. Song (USA) 26 64 10-8