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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 8)

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Women's basketball
- The 2012-13 season was the most successful in program history with school records of 30 wins and eight victories over top-25 opponents. The Wildcats tied a school-record with 13 Southeastern Conference wins and advanced to their school-record fourth Elite Eight in the last four years, including second straight.
- UK has charted 25 or more wins in a school-record four straight seasons.
- Seniors A'dia Mathies and Brittany Henderson leave as the winningest class in UK Hoops history with a 111-30 record (.787).
- Mathies ends her career as UK's all-time leader in steals (320), games played (140) and started (139), while ranking second in scoring (2,014), 3-point field goals made (177) and field goals attempted (1,687), third in field goals made (712), free throws made (413) and attempted (590) and ninth in assists (349).

Gymnastics
- The Kentucky gymnastics team posted the program's highest-ever NCAA Regional team score with a 195.575 on Saturday.
- Kentucky finished in fourth-place overall just .45 outside of second position.
- Audrey Harrison finished in a tie for third for the individual all-around title with a score of 39.2, but tied for the highest AA score among competitors not on a team advancing to regionals.
- Alexis Gross earned a career-high all-around score 39.05, in her first meet competing in all four events during a single meet this season.

Softball

- The Kentucky softball team finished a 3-1 week with a sweep over Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina over the weekend, moving its SEC winning streak to a school-record tying six games. The streak began with a sweep of Mississippi State a few weeks ago.
- True freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley led Kentucky over the weekend with a 2-0 record and a 2.50 ERA. Nunley is an impressive 17-4 on the year with a 2.09 ERA with her 17 wins moving her into a tie for fourth on UK's single-season wins list with Morgan Marr, who had 17 in 2001. Nunley is the first UK pitcher to post 17 or more wins in a season since Chanda Bell had 18 in 2010. Junior Lauren Cumbess went 1-0 on the weekend, clinching the sweep with a strong seven-inning performance on Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Cumbess led UK at the dish over the weekend by going 5-for-10 with a double, two home runs and four RBI.
- Cumbess tied the game Saturday with a two-run homer and tied Sunday's game with an RBI single. Freshman Nikki Sagermann also went 5-for-10 with a double and home run, while junior Ginny Carroll, senior Alice O'Brien and freshman Christian Stokes also hit home runs. Sophomore Griffin Joiner had three hits and three RBI.

Baseball
- Kentucky suffered its first series loss of the year at the blistering-hot Tigers, previously owning series wins over Florida, No. 14 Mississippi State and Georgia.
- UK earned a thrilling 5-4 win over No. 9 Louisville in 10 innings in front of a UL school-record crowd, with freshman Kyle Cody turning in a quality start and freshman Kyle Barrett driving in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th.
- Freshman Kyle Barrett drove in the game-winning RBI against Louisville in the top of the 10th inning, completing the dramatic late inning comeback.
- UK has been led offensively by junior J.T. Riddle, who has hit .322 with six doubles, one triple, one homer and 17 RBI, stealing five bases. Sophomore A.J. Reed has belted eight homers and has 33 RBI, batting .319.

Men's tennis
- Kentucky dropped the first match of its three-match road trip to conclude the regular season at No. 14 Vanderbilt, 4-2.
- Kentucky won the doubles point with wins on courts one and three to get the early 1-0 lead, but were unable to hold on in singles play.
- Beck Pennington gave UK the early 2-0 lead as he won on court six. The Bowling Green, Ky., native is undefeated in singles play this season, with an 8-0 record, and is 2-0 in SEC play.
- The Wildcats finish the regular season at Florida and South Carolina this weekend before traveling to Oxford, Miss., for the SEC Tournament. The Wildcats defeated both UF and SC in 2011.

Women's tennis
- The Kentucky women's tennis team fell 5-1 at home on Friday to No. 19 Vanderbilt.
- Freshman Nadia Ravita improved on her already impressive freshman season, defeating No. 61 Lauren Mira in straight sets. The 24th-ranked individual won the match on court one 7-5, 6-3.
- Kentucky will host No. 2 Florida on Friday and No. 29 South Carolina on Sunday to round out the regular season.

Track and field
- A small contingent of Wildcats competed at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday.
- Joanne Imbert placed second in the high jump with an outdoor season-high clearance of 1.72 meters/5'07.75".
- Michelle Canterna finished as the runner-up in the pole vault, with a top clearance of 3.80 meters/12'05.5"
- Shelby Kennard cleared 3.5 meters/ 11'05.75m, tying her outdoor season-high pole vault, before being unable to get over the bar at 3.65 meters /11'11.75".

Women's golf
- The UK women's golf team finished fifth at the M&F Bank Rebel Invitational last week in Oxford, Miss., shooting 22-over for the tournament. The Cats recorded the third lowest round on the final day to propel them into fifth place of the 18-team field.
- Junior Liz Breed, who competed as an individual for the Wildcats, charted one of her best performances of her career, tying her career-low with a 54-hole score of 2-over-par, 218 and equaled her best finish, tying for eighth place overall.
- Senior Ashleigh Albrecht tallied her third-lowest score of the season, finishing tied for 12th at 1-over-par. Freshman Sarah Harris also had an impressive tournament, posting a career-low 7-over-par, 223, including a personal-best 1-under-par, 71 on the final day. She finished tied for 24th.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, April 8
Men's golf at Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)

Tuesday, April 9
Men's golf at Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)
Softball hosts Marshall - 5:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Austin Peay - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10
Softball at Eastern Kentucky - 2:00 p.m.
Softball at Eastern Kentucky - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12
Women's tennis hosts Florida - 4:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Florida - 5:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Florida - 6:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Tennessee - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13
Softball hosts Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Tennessee - 2:00 p.m.
Football hosts Blue/White Scrimmage - 7:00 p.m.
Track and field at Kentuckiana Border Battle (Louisville, Ky.)

Sunday, April 14
Softball hosts Florida - 12:00 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts South Carolina - 12:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Tennessee - 1:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at South Carolina - 1:00 p.m.

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