Last weekend I was sent out to be the sacrificial lamb of my 3.5 team and play singles #1. So far in the season I've been playing double but I wanted to get a taste of what singles play would be like. What I ran into was 6-0 6-0 beat down by a very solid player (to which I later found out plays singles #1 for 4.0 league as well) The guy wasn't completely blowing me off the court but he was working me well until I gave up defensive shots or errors. Same thing for the serve. It wasn't untouchable, but the placement, consistency and spin made sure he was on the upperhand as soon as the rally begin. I tired to stay focus and worked on at least getting one game but all I can produce are a few deuces. I've tried zeroing on his backhand, rushing the net, but I was simply out classed. In hindsight maybe I should have tried to work defensively instead of a going out all guns blazing attitude but in the end i don't know if that would help. My question is this. What would you do in a situation where the other player is clearly a level or two above you?