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Best of Blue Weekly Awards (week of April 9)

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It can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the University of Kentucky's 22 varsity sports. With that in mind, we will highlight the best from around Kentucky sports each week. We'll recognize the best performances from Wildcat teams and players, we'll show you the coolest videos and photos that you may have missed and we'll mix in some new stuff along the way. Here are your award winners for this week:

Team of the week - Men's tennis clinch share of SEC title

Dennis Emery's squad continues to roll as the sixth-ranked Kentucky men's tennis team took down No. 14 Ole Miss Sunday in Lexington. The 5-2 victory was good for at least a share of the SEC regular season title, just the second in school history.

Kentucky got huge performances in singles, including the match-clinching point from senior Eric Quigley, who moves to 10-0 against SEC opponents this season. Anthony Rossi, Tom Jomby, and Alejandro Gomez also won in straight sets after Ole Miss had taken the doubles point early in the match.

Sitting undefeated in the conference, Kentucky (22-4, 10-0) needs a win over Vanderbilt this weekend or a loss by Georgia (9-1) to win the SEC title outright.

Game of the Week - Baseball rides Sunday win to yet another series victory over Ole Miss

Staring down a rubber match after No. 1 Kentucky and No. 10 Ole Miss had split the first two games of a weekend set, the top-ranked Wildcats proved their ranking with a dominating 8-3 win over the Rebels Sunday afternoon. Kentucky got a solid pitching performance out of sophomore starter Corey Littrell, who got his fifth win of the season as the UK won their fourth consecutive SEC series to start the season.

Down a run in the sixth inning, the Wildcats (30-3, 9-3) loaded the bases with Cameron Flynn coming to the plate. Looking to do some damage, Flynn blasted a grand slam for his eighth homer of the year as the Cats plated five runs in the inning, giving UK enough cushion to finish off the Rebels. 

Player of the Week - Cervantes hits three homers in softball's series win over South Carolina

As the Kentucky softball team looks to make a strong push in its conference schedule down the stretch, senior third baseman Brittany Cervantes is doing all she can to see it through.

The UK record holder for home runs in a season continues to add to her total. In a 2-1 series win over conference foe South Carolina, Cervantes launched three homers, one in each game, to help the Cats capture the weekend set against the Gamecocks. She went 4-8 (.500) with 4 RBI and 3 walks over the three games against USC.

Photo of the Week - Celebrating the title, one more time

Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics
Video of the Week - Coach Cal puts on his dancing shoes

Head over to CoachCal.com to watch John Calipari address his team in the locker room after winning the national championship, then break out a couple dance moves much to the delight of his players.

Alumus/Alumnae of the week - Rajon Rondo in midst of 17-game double-digit assist streak

Former UK point guard Rajon Rondo is having one of his best seasons a pro. Right now, he is red hot with 17-game stretch in which he has accumulated at least 10 assists each contest. The 17-consecutive games with double-digit assist totals is good for the fourth-best in NBA history.

Rondo is averaging 12.1 points and 11.2 assists per game this year, but over the 17 games, he's averaging 13.2 assists per contest, including a couple of 17-assist performances. Three games before the streak began, Rondo reeled off a 20-assist performance that was part of a triple-double against the Knicks in which he scored 18 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.

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