The 2023 APP Sunmed Sacramento Open has officially begun! Hosted at the beautiful Johnson Ranch Pickleball Complex in Roseville, CA, the tournament runs all weekend long, featuring pro-level play in your classic doubles and singles formats.
Over 700 pro, senior pro, and amateur players will be competing at this year’s Sacramento Open. Yesterday kicked off with senior men’s and women’s doubles in the 50+ and 60+ age divisions, and today we’ll see pro singles, super senior mixed pro doubles, and senior amateur mixed doubles. Check out the full schedule below for more details about the tournament schedule!
This tournament marks the fourth stop on this year’s Tour, and if it’ll be anything like what we saw at the APP Mesa Open earlier this month, then we’re in for an exciting one. Let’s take a look at some players to watch out for this weekend!
Hunter and Yates Johnson are favorites going into this tournament. The brothers have proven to be a dominant force in men’s doubles, coming away with a silver medal in Mesa. Hunter also won his third-straight gold in men’s pro singles, and also teamed up with Parris Todd in mixed pro doubles to take home silver.
Speaking of Parris Todd, she’s the number one player in the APP, with six gold medals in 2023 so far. Besides winning silver with Johnson, Todd also took home the gold in women’s pro doubles with her partner Simone Jardim. At the recent Minto US Open, Todd achieved an incredible Triple Crown, winning in women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and women’s singles.
In women’s doubles, look out for Megan Fudge and Susannah Barr. Together in Mesa, they earned silver against Todd and Jardim in a close match. Barr also went on to win her first gold medal of 2023 in mixed doubles alongside Andrei Daescu.
Daescu took home a second gold medal with rising star Pesa Teoni in men’s doubles. Mesa was their first time partnering together, and they managed to make it all the way to the finals and take down the Johnson brothers. Daescu now has three straight gold medals in men’s doubles this season, so don’t be surprised if he leaves the Sacramento Open with a fourth.
Finally, we think Simone Jardim has a good shot at earning a couple more gold medals to add to her collection. Not only did she earn her third-straight gold in women’s pro doubles with Parris Todd, but she also nearly made it to the women’s singles final, taking home the bronze in Mesa. Jardim and Todd haven’t lost a match together this year, and we think this trend will continue in Sacramento.
How To Watch
If you want to watch the tournament in person, stadium court passes are available online starting at just $15, with VIP tickets running $70 per ticket. Tickets will also be available on-site at the venue’s main gate.
Pro events will also be live-streamed on the APP’s Youtube channel, APPTV, starting on Saturday, April 29 and ending on Championship Sunday, April 30. An hour-long Sacramento Open Championship Recap Special will air on CBS Sports at 7pm ET on Monday, April 1.
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