Prajnesh loses final to Jay Clarke in Anning Challenger
Second seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran was unable to defend the title, as he was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Jay Clarke of Britain in the final of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Anning, China, on Sunday.
While the 80th ranked Prajnesh converted three of eight break points that he forced, the Briton, who had lost to Prajnesh in Miami, won five of seven break points to force the contest in his favour.
‘’Wasn’t at my best today. I was far from where I needed to be. Lost too many service games to really be able to win it’’, said Prajnesh.
The champion collected 125 ATP points and $21,600. Prajnesh had to be content with 75 points and $12,720.
$162,480 Challenger, Anning, China
Singles (final): Jay Clarke (GBR) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-4, 6-3.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)