I am hoping to get some good tips or stories about strategies used for timed matches. I lost two 3.5 doubles timed matches. The first was a 2-6,5-4 loss where it was a straightforward 7-10 games loss. The second was a 4-6,6-2,(2-3 3rd set tiebreaker) loss. We were up 5-2 in the second set, opponents serving next, and getting close to the 90-minute time limit. Our opponents did the smart thing and lost the last game on purpose to get into the tie break ... at least I think they did due to three consecutive double faults when there were few double faults all match. They could have tried to win the game to tie the games count, but they were in danger of running out of time while they were behind on games. At least in the tie breaker, it is a toss up because whoever is ahead when time is called wins. Since they started the "gamesmanship", could we have done something to stall in that last game? We were also ahead a few times in the tiebreak, where stalling might have helped. Also, I was at fault in the tiebreak because I thought we won already due to the lead in games won ... I may not have been as sharp as I needed to be. Anyway, any tips or stories about things you did or were done to you in timed matches would be appreciated.