I still question your baseline only mentality, and maybe pushing a little too.
If you're reaching forwards into NML and decide to extend the point, you are leaving yourself either backpeddling back to your baseline, OR, you move forwards into net position off a weak rallyball.
Neither is a good option. Speed or lame.
Anyone who backs up after moving to NML, hits a rallyball, is susceptible to DTL at where he was, wide CC to force a backpeddling player to move sideways, or drop shot right where you should have been, since you're backpeddling away from the net.
You're giving him 3 easy options, all 3 of which makes you look awkward and kinda not strategic.
Smart ploy off any short ball. Attack it DTL first option deep, move to service line and splitstep.