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Old 02-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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I have never heard of a "rule" regarding playing in order of strength. Who is to say what the order of strength is anyway? I have played on teams and against teams that never played in order of strength. This topic has been discussed before and there are some opinions that the "fair" way to play is in order of strength and only unscrupulous captains would not play that way. Personally I disagree. USTA tennis is competitive and the objective is to win the match with the players you have available for that match. If that means putting you strongest singles player in the no. 2 spot and putting your weakest doubles team in the no. 1 spot then that is what you do. Since the vast majority of teams members want to win they will support the idea of inserting a lineup with the best chance to get a win for the team.
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