|Dennis Novikov awaits a serve in the first round of doubles in last|
year's U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman
Glasspool won the 2015 NCAA doubles title as a Texas senior with Soren Hess-Olesen.
Novikov, a 22-year-old former UCLA star, is scheduled to face Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus for the first time on Wednesday. Ignatik, 25, beat Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
The winner of the match between Novikov, 6-foot-4 (1.93 meters) and 200 pounds (91 kilograms), and Ignatik likely will face No. 14 seed Tim Smyczek of Tampa, Fla., in the final round of qualifying.
Smyczek, only 5-foot-9 (1.75 meters) and 160 pounds (72 kilograms), won the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger in the Bay Area last October.
Novikov, ranked No. 146 to Ignatik's No. 288, seeks his first main-draw berth at Wimbledon. In Novikov's only previous appearance, he lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu of France in the first round of qualifying last year.