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Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis go down in final of Brazil International

565   //    14 Mar 2016, 16:47 IST
Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis
Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis lost in the final of the 31st Brazil International Badminton Cup

Men’s doubles duo of Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis’ brilliant winning run came to an end as they went down in the final of the 31st Brazil International Badminton Cup 2016 held at Sao Paulo on Sunday. The Indians lost the summit clash 15-21, 16-21 to the Polish top seeds and World No. 28 pair of Adam Cwalina and Przemyslaw Wacha in 45 minutes.

This was their very first meeting with the Polish combine.

Kona and Francis had a memorable time of late in the BWF circuit and scooped up two titles in the last two weeks. The back-to-back triumphs at the Guatemala International and the Peru International gave their ranking a huge boost as they jumped a total of 39 places to their current 93rd position.

At the Brazil International this week too, they were impeccable in their first four matches and did not drop a game en route to the final. The unseeded Indians had accounted for the second as well as the fourth seeds at this tournament.