Four Rams’ tennis players receive All-Conference honors

Daniel Song, LEFT, and Will Walton, RIGHT, at the IHSA sectional in Carbondale.

CARBONDALE – The Mt. Vernon Rams’ tennis team placed four on the South 7 All-Conference team.

Junior Will Walton and freshman Daniel Song were named to the First team. Bryan Bain and Gerett Benjamin were selected has Honorable Mention. 

At the conference tournament held in Carbondale, Walton finished third in No. 1 singles flight. Song was the winner of the No.2 singles flight, while Bain placed second at No.4 and Benjamin was fourth at No. 3 singles. 

Walton and Song’s season isn’t over. The duo teamed up last weekend to finish third at the Carbondale Sectional to advance to state.

The complete list includes: 

First Team

  • CalebUrshan (Centralia)
  • Donovan McKnight (Althoff Catholic)
  • Jack Butler (Carbondale)
  • Will Walton (Mt. Vernon)
  • Daniel Song (Mt. Vernon)
  • Malachi Williams (Marion)
  • Blake Horner (Marion)

Second Team

  • Stone Galloway (Althoff Catholic)
  • Stephen Bates (Centralia)
  • Colton Albers (Centralia)
  • Gavin Cass (Centralia)
  • Jared Baysinger (Marion)
  • Marcos Lightfoot (Carbondale)
  • Tyler Sherrill (Carbondale)

Honorable Mention

  • Paul Fries (Althoff Catholic)
  • David Osthoff (Althoff Catholic)
  • Eli Dobbs (Centralia)
  • Ethan Burris (Centralia)
  • Bryan Bain (Mt. Vernon)
  • Gerett Benjamin (Mt. Vernon)
  • Logan Phillips (Marion)
  • Sam Childers (Marion)
  • Jarrett Baker (Marion)
  • Charles Sanders (Carbondale)

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