The International Tennis Federation(ITF) highest ranked #107 as of July 17,2017. John Bryan Otico produces masterclass to beat 35th PCA Open champion Patrick John Tierro, scored 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, to claim the 36th Philippine Columbian Association(PCA) Open men’s singles title, at PCA Centre Court in Paco, Manila Nov. 19,2017.
“I just can’t explain how I feel right now. It was a good run especially beating the defending champion and winning this whole thing,” said the 18-year-old Otico.
Otico,18, surge two straight titles last Pintaflores Men’s singles, proved that he is a player for the big tournaments. Otico pocketed the P100,000 top purse while Tierro settled for P50,000 consolation prize, supported by The Philippine Star, Asiatraders Dunlop, Stronghold Insurance, Whirlpool/Fujidenzo, Head, United Auctioneers, Pearl Garden Hotel, Babolat, Tyrecorp Inc., PVL Restaurant, Greenfield Marketers One, Mary Grace Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Philippines-FEMSA, Kraut Art Glass, Manuel Misa and lawyer Antonio Cablitas.
John Bryan Otico said “I just played my best, because nothing to lose on me, so the pressure was not on my side. Maybe it’s my advantage because I’m not pressured into the play. I just did what I needed to do, ”
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