Varsity Match – Gentlemen

1st July 2017

Varsity 2017 was held at North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club over the weekend of July 1st and 2nd. Of the 8 players on the Cambridge squad, only one had experienced the last Light Blues victory, 2 years ago. This hunger motivated the team both on and off court, committing three early mornings per week, hundreds of hours in the gym and on court, thousands of practice serves and sacrificing many Sunday night Life sessions to the vision. The 18-3 victory by the Grasshoppers in the previous week and wins for all Men’s Varsity teams set the Light Blues up for what would be a very memorable weekend. After arriving in Oxford on Friday night, assessing the courts and eating much more pasta than comfortable, the team retired, dreaming of their matches and the Doherty Cup. The first round of singles kicked off at 11am sharp. Michal smashed through his first match against the Oxford captain Kushal Kansagra 6-3, 6-4. No... read more

Varsity Match – Ladies

1st July 2017

  This year the Varsity match reverted to the classic ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ format due to difficulties securing a neutral venue for the fixture. The North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club proved to be the perfect setting with 6 beautifully kept grass courts available to host both the Men’s and Women’s 1st teams. The Women’s 1st team started slowly with only 1 victory out of 6 in the first round of singles matches. This was followed by 2 rounds of doubles in which both teams played very competitive tennis. Oxford were, however, the best team on the day, clinching wins in some very tight matches to end day 1 with a 10-2 lead. With one round of singles and one round of doubles to play on Day 2 the Cambridge side made it their goal to narrow the scoreline as much as possible. Unfortunately the Oxford team were too strong with all their players performing consistently in both singles and doubles... read more

Women’s 2nds Varsity Match

25th June 2017

This year’s 2nds Varsity matches were played at our home venue – the beautifully kept courts at Fenner’s. Ladybirds started the weekend with a few close singles, reflected in the score after the first round: 2-4 to Oxford, followed by similarly competitive two rounds of doubles. Four out of the six matches went on to third sets, unfortunately with the Cambridge side unable to win a few key points only one of the matches ended in victory, finishing the first day with the score 3-9. With fresh muscles and motivation, day 2 started with a smashing singles victory for Cambridge, however Oxford managed secure the result within the same round, winning the next two singles. Still fighting to narrow the score as much as possible, the Ladybirds put up final effort in doubles, finishing the weekend with some more great tennis and bringing the final score to 7-14. Congratulations to the Oxford team – they showed great skill and consistency... read more

Men’s 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths Varsity Match

25th June 2017

Last year, Cambridge men’s teams had their most successful Varsity ever! Here is a recap of all the teams’ performances.

CULTC Captains Interviewed on Cam FM

13th June 2017

Blues captains Jenni Mair and Jerry Ganendra were hosted by Cam FM’s Sophie Penney and Harry Wilson on their fantastic weekly show “Beyond the Baseline,” discussing the teams’ ambitions heading into Varsity and the wider tennis scene in Cambridge. Give it a quick listen, and if you’re in Cambridge tune in to Sophie and Harry’s show in future for the latest news and analyses of everything happening in the tennis world!