Once again at the Oracle Challenger Series, American compatriots Robert Galloway and Nathaniel Lammons have taken home the doubles crown.
Former winners at last year’s Newport Beach event, the two emerged victorious over the tournament’s No. 1 seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen. While the No. 1 seeded Belgians were surely the favorites, they were unable to take a set off of the experience Americans. In the end, the Galloway/Lammons pair triumphed in 7-5, 6-4 fashion needing barely over an hour to win.
The surprise comes from the fact that Vliegen/Gille have been on a roll not only this week in New Haven, but throughout the entirety of 2019. They’ve won three doubles titles and made the finals just a few months ago at Wimbledon. Unfortunately for power-packed duo from Belgium, they could not deal with the momentum and form presented by the American Oracle Challenger Series veterans.
Looking at the stat sheet, it’s easy to understand how Galloway/Lammons made such quick work of their opposition on Saturday. They won an astounding 84% (31/37) of their first serve opportunities and saved 100% (2/2) break point chances. When the two Americans are clicking like they were on Saturday, there’s little any team can do to stop them.