The men’s doubles defending champions, Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram, advanced to the third round of the US Open.
Salisbury and Ram of Great Britain defeated McLachlan and Nishioka of Japan 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Midway through the opening set, the third seeds earned the break that would prove to be vital, as they held serve the rest of the way to win the set.
The next two players are going to be the American Mackenzie McDonald and the German Andreas Mies.
Lloyd Glasspool, a second British player, and his Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara are eliminated.
Despite being the 13th seeds, American Robert Galloway and Frenchman Albano Olivetti defeated them 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-4).
However, the men’s doubles event still has a lot of British interest, since both the Wimbledon champions Neal Skupski and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof, who lost to Salisbury and Ram at Flushing Meadows last year, and the British team Julian Cash and Henry Patten have advanced to the third round.