2015 Varsity Matches

Moor Park Lawn Tennis and Golf Club, Moor Park

5th - 6th July 2015

Results:

Men's Blues: OULTC 13 - CULTC 8
Women's Blues: OULTC 13 - CULTC 8

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The Men's Varsity Match

The Men's Varsity Match started in 1881, and was won by Oxford. In the years since 1881, the Men's Varsity Match has been played at several venues, including Iffley Road in Oxford, Fenner's in Cambridge, The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, Eastbourne, The Hurlingham Club, The Queen's Club and the National Tennis Centre. The Men's Match was played at Devonshire Park between 1954 and 1963, staged by Eastbourne Borough Council and the Varsity Match returned to Devonshire Park in 2002, being played alongside the professional women's warm-up tournament for Wimbledon. This was the first time the Men's and Women's Varsity Matches shared the same venue. Between 2005 and 2007 the Varsity Matches were played at The Queen's Club, London, and since then have been played at the NTC. In total since 1881 Cambridge have 72 wins and Oxford have 43 wins. There have been 9 ties (up to 1922, the format made it possible to tie) and a solitary washout. Cambridge has the longest run of 13 straight wins between 1975 and 1987. The Varsity Match has 'gone to the wire', with a score of 11-10, nine times. Cambridge triumphed in 6 of those, and Oxford in 3.

Men's Varsity Match Results since 1881

Men's Varsity Match Results
Note: Click on years marked in blue to see photos! If you have results from your varsity match or photos of your team that you would like to share please email , we'd love to hear from you!
1881 Oxford 14-1 1882 Oxford 13-5 1883 Oxford 12-6
1884 Cambridge 15-3 1885 Cambridge 12-6 1886 Cambridge 16-2
1887 Tie 9-9 1888 Washout   1889 Tie 9-9
1890 Tie 9-9 1891 Tie 9-9 1892 Cambridge 17-1
1893 Cambridge 12-6 1894 Cambridge 12-6 1895 Cambridge 17-1
1896 Cambridge 18-0 1897 Cambridge 11-5 1898 Cambridge 10-8
1899 Tie  9-9 1900 Tie 9-9 1901 Oxford 11-7
1902 Oxford 10-8 1903 Oxford 14-4 1904 Cambridge 10-8
1905 Cambridge 11-7 1906 Oxford 11-4 1907 Oxford 14-4
1908 Tie  9-9 1909 Oxford 15-3 1910 Oxford 14-3
1911 Tie  9-9 1912 Cambridge 14-4 1913 Cambridge 15-3
1914 Cambridge 15-3 1915 No Match   1916 No Match  
1917 No Match   1918 No Match   1919 Oxford 11-7
1920 Tie  9-9 1921 Oxford 13-5 1922 Oxford 12-6
1923 Cambridge 12-9 1924 Oxford 11-10 1925 Cambridge 11-10
1926 Cambridge 14-7 1927 Cambridge 13-8 1928 Cambridge 13-8
1929 Oxford 12-9 1930 Cambridge 18-3 1931 Cambridge 14-2
1932 Cambridge 12-4 1933 Cambridge 12-9 1934 Oxford 13-8
1935 Cambridge 13-8 1936 Oxford 11-6 1937 Cambridge 11-10
1938 Oxford 14-7 1939 Oxford 14-7 1940 No Match  
1941 No Match   1942 No Match   1943 No Match  
1944 No Match   1945 No Match   1946 Cambridge 11-10
1947 Oxford 20-1 1948 Oxford 13-8 1949 Oxford 14-1
1950 Cambridge 11-9 1951 Cambridge 13-7 1952 Cambridge 15-6
1953 Cambridge 12-9 1954 Cambridge 17-4 1955 Oxford 11-10
1956 Oxford 11-10 1957 Cambridge 14-7 1958 Cambridge 15-6
1959 Oxford 11-9 1960 Oxford 13-8 1961 Oxford 15-6
1962 Cambridge 16-5 1963 Cambridge 19-2 1964 Cambridge 16-7
1965 Cambridge 11-8 1966 Cambridge 12-9 1967 Cambridge 16-5
1968 Cambridge 13-8 1969 Cambridge 17-4 1970 Cambridge 11-10
1971 Cambridge 11-10 1972 Oxford 13.5-7.5 1973 Oxford 13-8
1974 Oxford 17-4 1975 Cambridge 12-2 1976 Cambridge 18-3
1977 Cambridge 15-6 1978 Cambridge 16-7 1979 Cambridge 20-1
1980 Cambridge 21-0 1981 Cambridge 20-1 1982 Cambridge 20-1
1983 Cambridge 18-3 1984 Cambridge 19-2 1985 Cambridge 17-4
1986 Cambridge 16-5 1987 Cambridge 14-7 1988 Oxford 13-8
1989 Oxford 19-2 1990 Oxford 16-5 1991 Cambridge 15-6
1992 Oxford 12-9 1993 Oxford 16-5 1994 Oxford 21-0
1995 Oxford 18-3 1996 Oxford 16-5 1997 Cambridge 13-8
1998 Oxford 18-3 1999 Cambridge 14-7 2000 Cambridge 12-9
2001 Oxford 16-5 2002 Oxford 14-7 2003 Cambridge 12-9
2004 Cambridge 19-2 2005 Oxford 12.5-8.5 2006 Cambridge 11-10
2007 Cambridge 12-9 2008 Cambridge 15-6 2009 Cambridge 12-9
2010 Cambridge 12-9 2011 Cambridge 12-9 2012 Cambridge 12-9
2013 Cambridge 12-9 2014 Cambridge 12-9 2015 Oxford 13-8

The Women's Varsity Match

Taking the same format as the men's competition, the annual varsity match is played over 3 days and a total of 21 matches. Both teams nominate 6 singles players, and up to 2 reserves, who may be substituted in doubles pairings (making teams of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 players). Each player plays 2 singles matches, and each doubles pair plays all 3 of the opposing team's doubles pairs. The women's varsity match has only been played regularly since 1946, and up until 2001 was held alternately in Oxford and Cambridge. In recent years it has been held at the same venue as the men's match at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, and Queen's Club, London. However, in 2008 the match was played at Fenners, Cambridge, over the 25th/26th June. In 2011 the women once again played at the same venue as the men at the NTC, Roehampton.

Women's Varsity Match Results since 1946

Women's Varsity Match Results
Note: Click on years marked in blue to see photos! If you have results from your varsity match or photos of your team that you would like to share please email , we'd love to hear from you!
1946-1984 Unknown
1952 Oxford 11-6 1961 Oxord 16-1      
1985 Cambridge 10-5 1986 Cambridge 8-1 1987 Cambridge 9-6
1988 Oxford 9-6 1989 Oxford 14-1 1990 Cambridge 13-2
1991 Cambridge 12-3 1992 Cambridge 11-4 1993 Oxford 8-7
1994 Oxford 12-3 1995 Oxford 14-1 1996 Oxford 12-3
1997 Oxford 11-4 1998 Cambridge 12-3 1999 Cambridge 12-3
2000 Cambridge 13-2 2001 Cambridge 8-4 2002 Oxford 8-7
2003 Cambridge 10-5 2004 Cambridge 11-4 2005 Cambridge 17-4
2006 Cambridge 14-7 2007 Oxford 13-8 2008 Oxford 11-10
2009 Cambridge 12-9 2010 Cambridge 18-3 2011 Cambridge 18-3
2012 Cambridge 16-5 2013 Oxford 14-7 2014 Cambridge 14-7
2015 Oxford 13-8