After taking home NJCAA Freshman of the Year in her first season in Liberal and leading her team back to the NJCAA National Tournament again in her sophomore campaign, Seward County Lady Saints tennis player Fanny Benincasa has signed her letter of intent for next year and she will be headed to Durham, North Carolina to play for the Eagles of North Carolina Central University.

Benincasa will play for the Division 1 Eagles who compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference starting in the fall of 2011 after NC Central put together an 11-12 record this spring. Benincasa was 7-5 in the fall for Seward County and teamed with Dariya Dashutina for a 7-4 mark in doubles play. This spring she has gone 6-3 including a 2nd place finish in the Region VI Tournament and has put up a matching 6-3 record in #1 doubles play with Dashutina where the pair also finshed as Region VI runners-up.