Aussies into main draw
Matthew Ebden won through to the main draw of the Indian Wells Masters after a 6-4 6-3 qualifying win over American Rajeev Ram.
The Australian's reward for his straight-set victory is a first-round encounter against Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.
Ebden's compatriot Marinko Matosevic also booked his place in the tournament proper after a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Michael Yani, also of the US.
Matosevic, who is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of 129 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Delray Beach, will meet Ruben Bemelmans in the first round.
Belgian Bemelmans upset top qualifying seed Federico Gil 6-4 3-6 6-4 to seal his progress.
The dubious prize for the winner of their first-round clash will be a meeting with world number one Novak Djokovic.
Tobias Kamke, seeded second in qualifying, was sent packing by Amir Delic, who won 6-3 2-6 6-4, while Paolo Lorenzi beat Daniel Kosakowski 6-2 7-6(4) to ensure his name went into the hat.
Other winners on the day included Vasek Pospisil, Bobby Reynolds and Sergei Bubka.