THE top two seeds will bear down on the William Loud Bendigo International’s main draw when qualifying reaches its climax on Monday.
Croatia’s Ema Mikulcic and Melbourne hope Karolina Wlodarczak are in the box seat to take their place in the lucrative $50,000 Pro Circuit event.
The four third round winners receive entry into the main draw.
Top qualifying seed Mikulcic will be one of three internationals shooting for a spot amongst the big guns.
She takes on Australia’s Masa Jovanovic not before 11am on court two.
Wlodarczark faces countrywoman Andrea Dikosavljevic, who conquered Knowsley’s Eliza Long in the first round, from 10am on court one at the Bendigo Tennis Association’s Nolan Street courts.
Japanese hope Ayaka Okuno will be full of confidence ahead of her third round clash against Cairns’ Ashling Sumner on court two at 10am.
Okuno swept past Thailand’s number three seed Varunya Wongteanchai 6-3 6-2 in the second round to be only one win away from the main draw.
New Zealand’s fourth seed Emma Hayman looks set for a tough battle with Australian fifth seed Nicole Hoynaski not before 11am on court two.
Hayman won through to the final round after defeating Ballarat young gun Zoe Hives in a thriller 4-6 6-2 6-4 in Sunday’s second round.
Hoynaski cruised through to the third round after two straight sets triumphs on Sunday.
Main draw action hits-off on Tuesday, with big guns Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua set for action.