Ashwin in semifinals

Wild card entrant Ashwin Vijayragavan came from behind to stun top seed and India No 12 Vijay Sundar Prashanth to advance to the semifinal of the National Grass Court tennis championship at South Club  on Thursday.

 Results (quarterfinals):

Men: Ashwin Vijayragavan (AP) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth (TN) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3; Vishnu Vardhan (TN) bt Suraj Prabodh (Kar) 6-3, 6-4; Chandril Sood (UP) bt Rupesh Roy 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Jayaprakash Mohit Mayur (TN) bt Nitten Kirrtane (Mah) 6-2, 6-3.

Women: Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy (AP) bt Nithyaraj Baburaj (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Rushmi Chakravarthi (TN) bt Sharmada Balu (Kar) 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5; Bhuvana Kalva (AP) bt Nidhi Chilumula (AP) 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-4; Natasha Palha (Goa) bt C Sai Samitha (TN) 6-3, 6-0.

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