I'm playing a 2-hour practice match on Sunday. I'm doing this as a favor to a former teammate who captains a competing 6.5 team, as they needed a fourth or they were going to have to cancel their court. I didn't know when I agreed who the three other players from her team were. I now know who they are. One is a 2.5 who is so weak that I didn't take her onto my 5.5 combo team last year. Another is a low-end 3.0. The third is a woman I don't know, but she's a 2.5 who lost her only 6.5 combo doubles match 0-6, 1-6. What is my job here? I had kind of figured I wanted to go into the thing with two goals: attacking weak serves (I tend to chicken out and play it safe in matches) and getting more pace on my slice and flat serve. I have a 7.0 mixed match that same night, so I had wanted to really use the time to loosen up and tweak these two problems I'm having. Now I'm wondering if I should just do whatever I can to make this easy. Or if there's something else I can work on that will give everyone a fun match. Or whether I should just play as hard as I can and let the chips fall where they may. What do you think? Geez, I'm kind of annoyed now that my former teammate asked me at all and didn't warn me up front. Dang, if I need a fourth to play with two 3.0s and a 3.5, I don't go looking for a 4.0 . . .