Girls' Tennis Team Wins State

University School of Milwaukee’s girls’ tennis team won the Division 2 WIAA Team State Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Madison, Wisconsin. 

USM swept the singles matches, with Angela Wang ’26 (the individual state singles runner-up) winning No. 1 singles 6-0 and 6-1, and Aubrey Jayne ’25 winning No. 2 singles with a score of 6-1, 6-1. In No. 3 singles, Wynter Maitland ’26 won 6-1, 6-2 in 66 minutes, while Lindsey Gardner ’26 won her match 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

In doubles, Isabel Werner ’24 and Mia Darr ’25 clinched the title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory. Ella McDonald ’26 and Haley Erlich ’26 bounced back from a 3-4 hole in the opening set to win 6-4, and then won 6-1 in the second set. At No. 3 doubles, Elise Gozon ’23 and Irene Zheng ’23 were defeated 3-6, 2-6.

“I'm extremely proud of these girls," assistant coach Billy Kavanaugh said. “They earned it. We have a majority underclassmen team full of freshmen. We started good and ended better. It's all about how you develop them and I'm just extremely proud of all of them for what they've done this season. We battled adversity and overcame some things like anybody else, but they worked for it. Life is good.”