Oracle Challenger Series – Saturday Summary and Results
(January 26, 2019) Semifinal Saturday at the Oracle Challenger Series did not disappoint. In the first match of the day, No. 7 seed Jessica Pegula took down fellow American Lauren Davis in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the final. She will face Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who defeated the second-seeded Tatjana Maria in a grueling 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(3) match. On the men’s side, the final will pit No. 1 seed and local Californian Taylor Fritz against Canadian Brayden Schnur, who has had a stellar week in Newport Beach. Fritz made quick work of Enzo Couacaud in today’s semifinal, 6-1, 6-4. Meanwhile, Schnur needed three tough sets to knock out American Donald Young 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(6).
The women’s double champions were also crowned on Saturday, as the All-American duo of Hayley Carter / Ena Shibahara took down Taylor Townsend / Yanina Wickmayer.
Championship Sunday will feature the women’s singles final beginning at 10:00 am, followed by the men’s singles final and the men’s doubles final.
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
 B. Andreescu (CAN) d  T. Maria (GER) 57 75 76(3)
 J. Pegula (USA) d L. Davis (USA) 63 64
Women’s Doubles – Final
H. Carter (USA) / E. Shibahara (USA) d  T. Townsend (USA) / Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 63 76(1)
Men’s Singles – Semifinals
 [WC] T. Fritz (USA) d E. Couacaud (FRA) 61 64
 B. Schnur (CAN) d D. Young (USA) 62 36 76(6)
Men’s Doubles – Semifinals
 R. Arneodo (MON) / A. Vasilevski (BLR) d M. Kecmanovic (SRB) / D. King (BAR) 61 63