New York, NY, USA, 24 August 2016 |

Matt Barton has advanced to the second round of US Open qualifying with an impressive upset win over No.5 seed Nikoloz Baliashvili.

Barton won the thriller 6-7(3) 6-2 7-6(6).

It sets up a second-round meeting with Czech Jiri Satral, who beat American Christopher Eubanks.

Barton announced himself as a Grand Slam force when he used his booming serve and back-court power to qualify for Wimbledon and then reach the second round, his best ever result.

He had never before gone past the second round of qualifying at a major event.

In other Aussie results, Sam Groth and Ben Mitchell bowed out at the first hurdle of qualifying.

Groth went down 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 to Slovak Jozef Kovalik, while Mitchell was brushed aside 6-1 6-2 by Albert Montanes.

Compatriots John-Patrick Smith, Luke Saville, Andrew Whittington and Arina Rodionova will be in action on the second day of qualifying on Wednesday.