Originally Posted by tennis tom
At Senior Adult Age Group tournaments there is a USTA umpire or referee, who can be called to resolve disputes or umpire the match. Was there no such official present at your event?
I don't think so. It was a high school districts tournament.
a. Never give up a point, irrespective of what the 'coach' says (or at least I wouldn't).
b. Make sure your coach is available ASAP when you know such slimey opponents are up next.
I just didn't know what to do here, because as there was nobody to act as an impartial line judge, there was really no higher up to dictate who got the point, so we eventually had to go half and half. I know this is really lame, but there was nothing we could do. It eventually got down to:
"You have to be kidding me! do you seriously believe that they're not cheating with calls like that?"
"I think they're being very fair."
And I had no idea those guys cheated so badly, or I most definitely had my coach watching at all times. But we hadn't played the guys in our regular season, so we'd never seen them before.