John Bryan Otico hits a two-handed return to national team mainstay Jed Olivarez during their Metro Manila Open singles match at Philippine Columbian Association court in Paco, Manila, on Wednesday (May 24, 2023). Otico was ahead, 6-2, 4-1, when the 7th-seeded Olivarez retired due to fatigue as the former advanced to the quarterfinals. (PNA photo by Yancy Lim)