Carbondale’s Jack Butler split his two matches Friday at the Class 1A IHSA boys tennis tournament in the Chicago area.
Butler started the day with an 8-2 victory over Bill Layton of Urbana, but was eliminated from the event in the fourth round of the consolation bracket with an 8-5 defeat against Grant Sarnowski of Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin.
Mount Vernon’s Daniel Song lasted into the fifth round of consolation before suffering an 8-0 defeat from Christian Abban of Grayslake North. Earlier Friday, Song earned an 8-2 win over Andrew Carr of Chicago De La Salle, then picked up a forfeit victory against Luke Welker of Burlington Central.
-- The Southern