LAKE MONTICELLO, Va. — No. 4 Virginia won seven races at the UVa Invitational on Saturday afternoon on Lake Monticello in its lone home regatta of the spring season.

“[Saturday] was pretty good and I was pleased with this morning, but we need to keep getting better,” UVa head coach Kevin Sauer said. “With ACCs only two weeks away and NCAAs three weeks after that, we need to keep pushing forward, because the end of the season is coming up fast."

The Cavaliers swept three races against Michigan State in the morning. In addition, UVa defeated Duke in the Novice 8 and Second Varsity 4 events.

In the afternoon, the UVa Varsity 8 took down No. 16 Wisconsin, but the Badgers were able to defeat two Cavalier crews in the Varsity 4 race. In the Second Varsity 8 event, Virginia won a very tight race by only a second and a half.