US Open Pickleball Completes First Day

Lori Lou Waddell, board member of the Collier Sports Council, hands out literature to players and fans.

Naples’ Simone Jardim defeats Lucy Kovalova to take home the title of Women’s Pro singles title 11-2, and 11-1. It was her third US Open title championship in a row.

Ft Myers native Kyle Yates was defeated by Tyson McGuffin in three sets 11-5, 6-11, 11-4. McGuffin is the No. 1 ranked singles player in the world.

It was a sellout crowd with over 1,000 fans in the Zing Zang Championship Court on Sunday.

The champions took home $1,750 each of the tournament’s $46,400 purse.

The Women’s Senior Pro (50 and over) gold medal was won by California tennis pro Cammy MacGregor, while the Senior Pro men’s gold medal was won by Scott Moore from Colorado Springs, Colorado (56), his second in a row.

A full schedule is ahead with over 2,000 registered players.

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