Sunmed Punta Gorda Open
The 2023 APP Punta Gorda Open was a pickleball tournament held at PicklePlex in Punta Gorda, Florida, from January 11-15, 2023.
In the men's pro singles final, Hunter Johnson defeated Jhonnatan Medina Alvarez to win the gold medal. In the women's pro singles final, Parris Todd defeated Megan Fudge to win first gold medal of 2023. Todd and Jardim paired up to win the women's pro doubles gold medals, while Daescu and Kyle Yates joined forces to take home men's pro doubles gold. Todd and Johnson earned the mixed pro doubles title to conclude the tournament - earning Todd the Triple Crown with three gold medals, becoming only the second woman in APP history to accomplish the feat.
The 2023 APP Sunmed Punta Gorda Open was a major success, with a record number of players participating and a high level of competition. The tournament was a great showcase for the growth of pickleball in the United States.
Here is a summary of the gold medal winners in each division:
Men's pro singles: Hunter Johnson
Women's pro singles: Parris Todd
Men's pro doubles: Andrei Daescu and Kyle Yates
Women's pro doubles: Parris Todd and Simone Jardim
Mixed pro doubles: Parris Todd and Hunter Johnson