From what I understand this $100 fine per match rule started 2 years ago because teams tended to not show during matches they new would lose or on the last days that had no chance to win. If you ask me, who gives a flying ****. If everyone is so competitive at this point then honestly why would anyone ***** because they won? Default or not. Quit being a baby. Go home early and have a beer. And if you're the winning team? Congrats! Your advancing!
I'm assuming the TD and USTA won't end up going crazy and slap $100 fines here and there on every default. That would stop any team from wanting to participate probably. Grievance I can understand. But $100 a match!? Please..