Even more than the pass, I think the lob kills s and v.
Further more, the demise of the stays low skidding slice approach kills s and v.
the hardest thing to do off a low skidding ball is to lob effectively.
the 2nd hardest thing to do is to place a hard penetrating shot over the higest part of the net with enough pace to get past an onrushing s and v 'er, but enough topspin to keep it in the court.
The easiest thing to do is to chip a low skidding off pace shot (which to be a winner has to be into about a 6 inch window that completely fools the volleyer, who has shaded a little to the side of the court you are on, and then drops in).....and if you can do that consistently, you deserve to win