Alex Bolt has held on for a marathon three-set victory over Italian Jannik Sinner to join seven other Australian men in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
Bolt, Alexei Popyrin, James Duckworth, Jason Kubler, Marc Polmans, John-Patrick Smith, Akira Santillan and Andrew Harris all won their first-round qualifiers on Monday at the Bank of England Sports Centre.
Six of Bolt's compatriots cruised through in straight sets but the 26-year-old was made to work hard, after dropping the first set against Sinner, before he prevailed 2-6 7-5 12-10.
"He's ridiculous. For a set-and-a-half he completely outplayed me," Bolt told Tennis Australia.
"I really don't know how I got through that. He played some quality tennis and I somehow just weathered the storm, and I still really don't know how I won that match."
The South Australian left-hander will play Austrian Dennis Novak in the second round on Wednesday.
Popyrin easily dispatched Argentine Federico Coria 6-2 7-5, though admitted he's only just starting to get used to grass again.
"Last time I played on grass was 2016 juniors," the Spain-based ace told Tennis Australia after his match.
"Got to get the hang of moving a little bit on it, slipped a couple of times.
"But I like the grass, I think it suits my game pretty well."
The Australian No.6 faces Mats Moraing in the next round.
Duckworth beat local hopeful Jan Choinski 6-1 7-5 and hopes to do even better against his next opponent, Croatian Victor Galovic.
"There's a lot of things I still need (to do) to get better.I do feel like though the last probably three weeks I've started to play a lot better," Duckworth said.
"(I) played a couple of good matches last week in Ilkley and I'm hoping to improve every match."
Kubler beat Swiss ace Henri Laaksonen 6-2 5-7 7-5 to set up a clash with Slovakian Norbert Gombos.
Polmans dispatched Egyptian Mohamed Safwat 6-1 6-3 to book a date with South Korean Kwon Soonwoo in the next round.
Compatriot Smith cruised past Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-4 to set up a clash with Italian ace Salvatore Caruso.
Santillan booked a match with Belgian Ruben Bemelmans after he dominated Austrian Jurij Rodionov 6-3 6-1.
Harris, making his bid for a maiden Wimbledon appearance, will play Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhosky after he eased past Spaniard Enrique Lopez Perez 6-2 7-5.
"I really want to do well," Harris said.
"It was more just about staying in the moment and controlling my emotions and I think I did that really well today and stayed really relaxed and played well."