Junior Jennie Hartjes and freshman Katherine Nelsen each led the way for Creighton with a pair of victories. Hartjes advanced to the second round of the Flight A singles draw after a 6-1, 6-3 over Callie Ronkowski of North Dakota.
In doubles, Hartjes and Nelsen teamed up for an 8-1 victory over a duo from Northern Iowa in the first round of the Flight A doubles bracket. Later in the day, the Jays’ pairing dropped an 8-6 decision to a doubles team from Drake in the second round of Flight A.
Nelsen also claimed a first-round singles win in Flight B over Omaha’s Kenzie Hill.
CU freshman Simone Hussussian claimed her first singles win at Creighton after a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 victory over Amanda Dick of Drake in Flight C.
In doubles Flight B, junior Liz Vermillion and sophomore Karlin Naslund paired up to capture an 8-2 victory in the first round before dropping an 8-1 decision to a tandem from Iowa State in round two.
All eight Bluejays were in action on day one of the Invitational. Second-round singles action and third-round doubles main draw play continues on Saturday as well as consolation matches throughout the day at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.