No. 8 seed Andy Roddick, of Boca Raton, Fla., defeated No. 1 seed and defending champion Paul Goldstein, of Rockville, Md., 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, yesterday to advance to final of the Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger at Waikoloa on the Big Island.
Roddick, 18, is seeking his third challenger series title. He won the circuit events at Austin, Texas, and Burbank, Calif., last season.
James Blake, of Fairfield, Conn., defeated Mike Bryan, of Camarillo, Calif., 6-1, 6-1 in the other semifinal. Blake, 21, and Roddick will play for the title today at 10 a.m.
In todays doubles final, Goldstein and Jim Thomas, of Canton, Ohio, will take on Bryan and Paradom Srichapan, of Thailand, at the conclusion of the singles match. Goldstein and Thomas are the top seed.
This tournament is a $50,000 challenger series event and is part of the 2001 USTA Professional Circuit.
The singles winner will earn $7,200 and 60 ATP entry system points. The runner-up will get $4,240 and 42 points. The doubles champions will split $3,100 and each earn 60 entry system doubles points. Second place will share $1,820 and both will earn 42 points.
Goo, Furutani to speak: University of Hawaii coaches Vince Goo (womens basketball) and Carl Furutani (baseball) will speak at the Honolulu Quarterback Club tomorrow at the Pagoda Restaurant.
Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon.
Other speakers are basketball coach Keith Spencer and athletic director Richard Townsend of Leilehua High School.
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