Konta carries British flag
Trio of Britons lose out in US Open qualifying tournament
Last Updated: August 23, 2012 7:47am
Johanna Konta is Great Britain's sole survivor after the first round of qualifying for next week's US Open.
Australian-born Konta overcame a gap of 91 places in the world rankings to overcome Chang Kai-chen of Chinese Taipei 6-3 7-5.
She won five games in a row in the first set before dropping her serve, only to break once more to serve out the set.
The second was a closer affair but the world number 205 fought back from 4-2 down in the tie-break to clinch victory with her fifth match point.
James Ward, Joshua Goodall and Naomi Broady had all lost earlier on Wednesday.
Ward, who has only just returned to action following wrist surgery, went down in three sets to former world number 20 Dmitry Tursunov.
He fought back from a set down to level the match but Tursunov came through in the decider, claiming the only break of serve of the set, to post a 6-3 2-6 6-4 win.
The defeat denies Ward the chance of building on his efforts at Wimbledon where he made the second round and pushed American star Mardy Fish to five sets.
Goodall was well beaten in his clash with Argentina's Guido Andreozzi. Broken four times and failing to earn a single break point of his own, Goodall lost 6-3 6-2.
Meanwhile, Broady went down 6-4 6-2 to China's Yi-Fan Xu in 75 minutes.
The British number six was broken five times as she slumped to defeat.