The annual Pembrokeshire County Tennis Tournament was back with a bang at the weekend with spectators blessed with glorious weather and some incredible matches.

Now in its 72nd year, 95 competitors entered the junior and senior tournaments which began earlier this month and culminated in finals day at Haverfordwest Tennis Club on Saturday, July 17.

Club president Brian Hearne said he could not remember a higher quality men’s final, which was between ex-Great Britain and Jersey's most decorated tennis player Jeremy Cross, and the club’s very own professional coach Tom Hole.

Cross eventually claimed victory, clinching the title Hole had won in the previous year.

Cross went on to add the mixed doubles trophy to his collection with the women’s singles champion Ceri Coleman-Phillips, who produced an unlikely comeback to beat Sarah Newman.

Together they beat the holders Hole and Sarah Keogh in the final match of the day.

Hole did grab some silverware this year, in the men’s doubles with Nathan Jones, as did Newman in the women’s doubles with partner Laura Davies.

Hole and Jones beat Laurie Haworth and Jack Britton, while Newman and Davies edged the experienced duo of Keogh and Jane Allen.

The junior tournament was just as hotly contested, with Robbie Stirling and Josie Hawke crowned the under 12s singles champions, while Levi Jones and Honey Johnston won the under 14s titles.

William Phillips won the boys' under 16s crown, while Ned Rees-Wigmore and Jay Thomas won the under 12s boys doubles.

Club chairman Dean Richards declared the tournament a huge success, with 'players having to contend with the heat as well as their opponents.'

“The tournament was well supported throughout the fortnight with crowds gathering every night to watch the matches in good spirit,” he said.

“A special mention to the Haworth family who came out in force to support their five entries.

“Putting on a tournament does not happen on its own, there is a team of dedicated people to ensure it runs smoothly and is enjoyed by all.

“I’d like to thank tournament referee Tom Hole for all his hard work, ably assisted by Sarah Keogh who puts her heart and soul into the club.”

To contact the tennis club, contact membership secretary Sue Jones on 01437 711088.

Results in full:

  • Men’s singles - Jeremy Cross beat Tom Hole 6-1 6-3
  • Ladies singles - Ceri Coleman-Phillips beat Sarah Newman 1-6 6-4 1-0
  • Men’s doubles - Tom Hole and Nathan Jones beat Laurie Haworth and Jack Britton 6-0 6-1
  • Ladies doubles - Sarah Newman and Laura Davies beat Sarah Keogh and Jane Allen 6-2 6-3
  • Mixed doubles - Jeremy Cross and Ceri Coleman-Phillips beat Tom Hole and Sarah Keogh 5-7 6-2 1-0
  • Under 12s boys singles - Robbie Stirling beat Fynn Price 6-2 6-2
  • Under 12s girls singles - Josie Hawke beat Amelia Williams 7-6
  • Under 14s boys singles - Levi Jones beat Danny Thomas 6-2 6-2
  • Under 14s girls singles - Honey Johnston beat Charlotte Owen 6-2 6-3
  • Under 16s boys singles - William Phillips beat Tim Chadwick 6-3 6-2
  • Under 12s boys doubles - Ned Rees-Wigmore and Jay Thomas beat Sean Bolger and Fynn Price 6-2 3-6 1-0