A TOTAL of 12 singles players who featured in last week's Fuzion 100 Ilkley Trophy have qualified for Wimbledon - nine men and three women.

Leading the way were beaten semi-finalist Jason Kubler (Australia) and defeated quarter-finalist Thomas Fabbiani (Italy).

Former world No 1 junior Kubler, who has had six knee operations and may quit if he has to have a seventh, defeated fellow Ilkley player Peter Polansky (Canada), seeded eighth, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4 in 3hr 41min.

Fabbiani, seeded third at Stourton Road, beat Jason Jung (Chinese Taipei) 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

An Italian was guaranteed to qualify when 25th seed Stefano Travaglia met Alessandro Giannessi, but it was the former who did, triumphing 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in just 96 minutes.

However, Frenchman Gregoire Barrere spiked the hopes of another Italian, beating Stefano Napolitano 6-1, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, and the experienced Simone Bolleli was another 'Roman' to fall when Bradley Klahn (United States) defeated him 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

France's Benjamin Bonzi ended the run of the last remaining Briton, seeing off James Ward 6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.

Two men's qualifiers lasted 3hr 7min, with 2017 Ilkley runner-up Alex Bolt beating Thomas Kokkinakis 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5 in an all-Australian battle, while Slovakia's Norbert Gombos defeated German Dominic Koepfer 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a relatively quick five-setter.

John-Patrick Smith was another Australian victor, beating Ilkley semi-finalist Michael Mmoh (United States), seeded 19th, by 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

Almost as quick was the all-North American battle between Christian Harrison (United States) and Brayden Schnur (Canada), which the former won 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 6-1.

But 11th seed Hubert Hurkacz (Poland) went out 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 to Chile's Christian Garcia.

Australia's Bernard Tomic didn't qualify either, falling limply 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 in 80 minutes to second seed Ruben Bemelmans (Belgium).

In the women's singles, 2016 Ilkley champion Evgeniya Rodina reached the All England Club.

The ninth-seeded Russian beat Japan's Mayo Hibi 6-2, 6-4, while Elena Gabriela Rise (Romania) was almost as convincing in defeating Austria's Barbara Haas 6-0, 7-5.

Also through is third seed Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spain), who ruined Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk's 16th birthday by defeating her 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Ilkley entrants to fall in the third and final qualifying round were fifth seed Nicole Gibbs (United States) 6-4, 6-3 to fellow countrywoman Claire Liu 6-4, 6-3, and 19-year-old Russian Anna Kalinskaya by 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in 2hr 22min against Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu went out 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to Germany's Antonia Lottner. 

There was double defeat for Kalinskaya, however, as she also lost in the final qualifying round for the women's doubles, going down 6-4, 6-4 with Viktoriya Kuzmova (Slovakia) to Alexa Guarachi (Chile) and Erin Routliffe (New Zealand).

Meanwhile, fifth seeds Bibiane Schoofs (Nethelrnads) and Ysaline Bonaventure (Belgium) qualifed with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over top seeds Nicola Geuer (Germany) and Viktoriya Golubic (Switzerland).

Seventrh seeds Arina Rodionova (Australia) and Maryna Zanevska (Belgium) are also through, defeating fourth seeds Georgina Garcia Perez (Soain) and Fanny Stollar (Hungary).

And, in the last match of the day at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Luksika Kumkhun (Thailand) and Xinyun Han (China) beat Russia's Anna Blinkova, who impressed so many at Ilkley last year, and Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.