I think it does make a difference with singles. Plus, when I do play dubs, I have a set partner already, possibly one more depending on whether she plays this year or not.
Bottom 4.0 is really 3.5...has been for a while, plus the 3.5s that play up. My team put me in at singles for playoffs, and I didn't feel like I was getting thrown to the wolves. Maybe because we have a pro who has a say in the lineups...he said out loud that I got the nod because of how I was playing.
I paid my dues for several years...working and working on the strokes. So I feel ready. *shrug* Maybe that will change later one, but really...I still get to play, so all is good.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?