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skipppppy
03-28-2008, 05:00 AM
Trying to figure out a team lineup. Four guys to make up two pairs:
guy A: lefty, 5.0
guy B: lefty, 4.5
guy C: righty 4.0
guy D: righty 4.0
[rating used just to show the level they are at, not for USTA purposes]

We'll play one pair that'll be 4.5, and the second 4.0.

I've always thought that having a lefty in doubles was an advantage. So with that logic, putting two lefties together would sort of being wasting a lefty.

Do I put out the two lefties together or put each one with a lower level player?

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

my_forehand
03-28-2008, 05:03 AM
You should ideally balance out your teams. I
f your first team loses, then you have to fall back on your second team; which would probably lose if the school or whatever your playing has players who beat your AB. But that's just my 2 cents.

skipppppy
03-28-2008, 05:07 AM
Putting A and C together at 1st [avg. 4.5] and B and D [avg. 4.25] together at 2nd.

Are there reasons not to put two lefties together? I just have that stuck in my head, that I read it somewhere or someone told me that. Any logic to splitting them?