Chennai: The young Indian pair of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji went down fighting tonight to second seeded American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram in the doubles event of the Aircel Chennai Open 2012.
Nedunchezhiyan and Balaji, aged 23 and 21 respectively, displayed admirable spunk in their 5-7, 4-6 defeat, even breaking them at least twice in the match.
Nedunchezhiyan has a doubles ranking of 993 while Balaji's is 610. The Ram-Lipsky duo's ranking is 74. The Indian pair thrived on the back of Balaji's strong serving -- which crossed 190 kmph consistently -- and Nedunchezhiyan's impressive net-play.