Mia Gorman strikes twice and wins 2nd WPIAL gold


Evan Manion

Mia Gorman is the 2021 WPIAL girls tennis champion. She defeated Kat Wang of Peters Township in the finals.

Margaret Mateya, Staff Writer

A week after Mia Gorman defeated Kat Wang of Peters Township in the section finals, the two met again, this time in the WPIAL finals with a similar result.

After 6-2 and 6-1 wins, Gorman once again captured a WPIAL title and qualified for the PIAA Tournament on November 5-6.

Mia Gorman showed great perseverance and resolve, bringing the senior her second WPIAL gold.

“It is very exciting to win, although a challenge. It was the best match since mid-summer,” she said.

Her opponents were very good athletes and possessed great sportsmanship.

Mia says the win was worth it in the end, having a satisfying playstyle and win.

She is committed to continuing tennis at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

She has kept her respectful title and shows amazing school spirit.

Mia has a month to prepare for the state competition.