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