MANILA --John Otico and Marian Capadocia are set to defend their respective titles against a tough field in the Philippine Columbian Association Open from Nov. 16-Dec. 9.

AJ Lim, the 2016 champ, and Johnny Arcilla, a former eight-time winner, headline the cast of the men's singles competitors who will give Otico a run for his money.

PJ Tierro, Nino Alcantara, Jurence Mendoza, and Davis Cupper Jeson Patrombon are also slated to participate in the event.

On the other hand, Clarice Patrimonio, Bambi Zoleta and Akiko De Guzman look to spoil Capadocia's bid for a sixth women's singles championship.

Aside from the open singles, the open doubles and the age group events will also take place in the tournament supported by the Philippine Tennis Association. (PNA)