Ireland will have two representatives in the Australian Open qualifying draw tomorrow as both James McGee and Louk Sorensen commence the first of three qualifying rounds for a place in the main draw of the event.
James McGee faces no. 12 qualifying-seed Slovakian Norbert Gombos in the first qualifying round in Melbourne.
McGee, who has an ATP ranking of 224, and Gombos have met once previously - in the French Open qualifying last year - which McGee won in three sets, 6-2 2-6 6-4.
Louk Sorensen faces Frenchman Vincent Millot, seeded 31 and ATP ranked 152.
Millot won through the qualifying at the event last year and eventually lost in the second round to Andy Murray.
Sorensen qualified for the Australian Open main draw in 2010 where he defeated Lu Yen-hSun of Chienese Taipei in the first round in four sets. However, he lost to American John Isner in the second round, 6-3 7-6 7-5.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old Bjorn Thompson continues his preparations for the junior event at Melbourne where he will participate in the qualifying event which commences on the 21 January.