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During what seems like a record-setting weather weekend (seriously, has there ever been a worse weather week?), a few of UK athletics teams put together record-setting Saturdays. We have the full reaps of each on the homepage, but here's a brief look at some history and firsts that were made Saturday.

Men's tennis: Kentucky is headed to its second Southeastern Conference Tournament championship in school history. The Cats will face fifth-seeded Florida on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla., UK's first since finals appearance since the program earned its lone SEC Tournament crown in school history in 1992. Kentucky's win over Georgia gives UK 26 wins in 2011, breaking the school record for wins in a single season, which was set last year. Kentucky has set a school record for wins in consecutive seasons for the first time in the modern era of the program, which dates back to the late 1960s. Full story

Softball: UK has already made a ton of history this season. Among its most noteworthy accomplishments are the school's first perfect game(s) in school history, the first back-to-back-to-back 30-win seasons and the highest ranking in program annals. On Saturday, UK notched two more achievements. In the ongoing battle to climb in the ladder in the SEC, Kentucky has won five SEC series for the first time in school history. Samantha DeMartine's two long balls Saturday also pushed UK's home run season total to 58 to set a new single-season mark. Full story

Baseball: It's not history UK wanted a part of, but the baseball team finally ended its longest losing streak since 1957 on Saturday. After losing 12 straight in the league, Kentucky rallied for a 3-2 ninth-inning comeback over No. 12 Arkansas. At 3-13 in the league, UK has a long ways to go to get into SEC Tournament contention, but the victory was a start. As you can tell in the photo below, which was taken during Saturday's postponed nightcap, the win certainly loosened things up in a strenuous situation. Kentucky will play a doubleheader Sunday against the Razorbacks. Full story

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