Australia's Marc Polmans and India's Pranjala Yadlapalli headline men's and women's fields for next week's UTR Pro Tour tennis events in Bendigo.
Starting on Monday at the Bendigo Tennis Centre, he men's and women's events both carry prizemoney of $US20,000 and have attracted high-quality entries.
The top ranked 16 men and women earn an automatic berth in the main draw, while four wildcards for each event are still to be announced.
With an ATP ranking of 124, Polmans will start a clear favourite for the men's event.
Polmans made it through to the second round at last year's Australian Open and French Open and qualified for the main draw of the US Open.
Polmans top an all-Australian group of 16 men, that includes Brydan Klein and Dayne Kelly, who have been regular visitors to Bendigo for junior and professional tournaments.
Yadlapalli is the only international player in the women's top 16.
The 21-year-old has won six ITF events and last month made the final of a UTR Pro Tour event in Melbourne where she lost to Aussie Storm Sanders.
Belinda Woolcock and Alison Bai are the highest ranked of a talented group of young Australian players who are in the main draw in Bendigo.
For each tournament, the 20 person main draw will consist of four groups of five players each.
The round-robin group stages will run from Monday to Friday. All matches will be best of three tie-break sets with regular scoring.
The play-off rounds will be single elimination and consist of five draws of four players depending on the player's group finishing and will run from Saturday to Sunday. All matches will be best of three tie-break sets with regular scoring.
Bendigo will host a second week of men's and women's events from January 25 to January 31.
Players in the main draw for the first tournaments from January 18-24:
Men - Marc Polmans, Brydan Klein, Dayne Kelly, Li Tu, Jacob Grills, Thomas Bosancic, Tom Fancutt, James McCabe, Calum Puttergill, Aaron Addison, Omar Jasika, Matthew Romios, Jeremy Beale, Brandon Laubser, William Ma, Edward Winter.
Women - Pranjala Yadlapalli, Belinda Woolcock, Alison Bai, Katherine Westbury, Gabriella Da Silva-Fick, Alicia Smith, Monique Barry, Alana Parnaby, Elena Micic, Olivia Symons, Zara Brankovic, Alexandra Osborne, Roopa Bains, Amy Stevens, Jasmine Adams, Jessica Fowler.
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