Sriram Balaji loses final in Challenger

The Sriram Balaji-Hans Hach Verdugo pair went down in straight sets to their Australian opponent.

Sriram Balaji. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Sriram Balaji in partnership with Hans Hach Verdugo of Mexico was beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by the third seeds Max Purcell and Luke Saville of Australia in the doubles final of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in China on Sunday.

The title was worth 80 ATP points and $3100 while the runner-up collected 48 points and $1800.