Sridhar defeat top seed Ajay Jayaram

Updated: Jan 08, 2010, 22:38 PM IST

Guwahati: Anup Sridhar stunned top seed Ajay
Jayaram 16-21, 21-12, 21-14 set up a semifinal clash with P
Kashyap in the 74th Senior National Badminton tournament here

The top-seed Jayaram started positively to go one up in
the first game but Sridhar fought back to settle the issue
in the men`s quarter-finals.

Kashyap faced a stiff challenge from Sajal Chikla before
wrapping up 11-21, 21-11, 21-12. Arvind Bhatt will take on
Chetan Anand in the other men`s semi-final.

In the women`s section, top seed Sayali Ghokale of
Maharashtra kept up her winning run to beat P Tholasi 21-18,
21-17 to make the last-four.

She will take on Gayatri Vartak, while Trupti Murugnde
will square off against Aditya Mutatkar in the other

Quarterfinal results:

Men`s Singles: P Kashyap bt Sajal Chikla 11-21, 21-11,
21-12; Arvind Bhatt bt Sachin Ratti 21-8, 21-11; Anup Sridhar
bt Ajay Jayaram 16-21, 21-12, 21-14; B Chetan Anand bt Rohan
Costalino 21-6, 21-16.

Women`s Singles: Trupti Murgunde bt Sonal Mour
21-12,21-12; Aditya Mudalkar bt N Sikireddy 21-18,21-18;
Gayatri Vartak bt Neha Pandit 21-12, 21-16; 1 Sayali Ghokale
bt P Tholasi 21-18, 21-17.