Albury player Mark Shanahan advances to semi-finals of Albury Easter Tennis tournament

WHACK: Albury's Pat Landy thunders a backhand during the Albury Easter Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Pictures: SIMON BAYLISS

WHACK: Albury's Pat Landy thunders a backhand during the Albury Easter Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Pictures: SIMON BAYLISS

ALBURY’S Mark Shanahan will play star Sydney youngster Corey Gaal in the semi-finals of the Albury Easter Tennis tournament.

Simon Young in action during the singles on Saturday. He lost to Pat Landy 6-4 6-1.

Simon Young in action during the singles on Saturday. He lost to Pat Landy 6-4 6-1.

Shanahan earned a shot at the 19-year-old after beating Luka Cancar 6-4 6-7 7-5 in a marathon three-hour quarter-final.

Gaal, on the other hand, has been cruising.

Paula Ebert and Jane Louise-Robertson battle it out in the women's doubles.

Paula Ebert and Jane Louise-Robertson battle it out in the women's doubles.

Last year’s Riverina Open Australian Money Tournament winner has dropped only eight games on his way to the semi-finals.

His toughest match has been against Albury’s Cameron Meagher whom he defeated 6-0 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

Meagher knocked out Jade Culph 1-6 6-2 6-3 earlier in the tournament.

The semi-finals will be played at the Albury Grasscourts on Monday morning.

A record 340 entries were taken for this year’s tournament with a big contingent of players from Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney competing.

Albury-Wodonga has also been well represented, particularly in the doubles.