Harlingen South graduate Carlos Perez making waves at McMurry University

Former Harlingen South tennis player and 2012 graduate Carlos Perez has had a career to remember at Division III McMurry University in Abilene.

The College senior collected nearly 60 wins as a singles and doubles competitor during his four years with the War Hawks.

Now, Perez will finish as a second-team All-American after announcement from the National Christian College Athletic Association National office Monday.

Listed at 5-foot-4 on the McMurry roster, Perez is the shortest on the men’s team, but is known to wear down opponents with his stamina.

Earning a second-team All-American honor is simply the cherry on top for Perez.

This year alone he won the NCCAA student athlete of the week award twice, once in March and again in April.

Overall, he has a 29-14 singles mark and a 30-16 doubles record.

That includes his 10-11 singles and 12-9 doubles records this season, in which the War Hawks were in the Central Regional finals.

Those numbers earned him the McMurry tennis program’s War Hawk of the Year Award.

As good as Perez was on the court, he was equally as good in the class room and was awarded the McMurry University Senior Scholar Athlete Award.