Originally Posted by LuckyR
Isn't it interesting the machinations people will go through to get a plastic trophy signifying... not much, or a T shirt that says: "Champion"?
As far as team tennis is considered, I think people often get pressured into doing things that they would never consider doing if they were on their own. If the ringer guy was in a flex league or tourney I am sure he would just roll over the OP. But peer pressure to remain not bumped when the team is aiming is sectionals/nationals makes people act unethically. I have seen it happen all the time with what people would otherwise consider "good" guys. They rationalize their behavior so that the ends justifies the means. Unfortunately the behavior is reinforced by everyone around them and the other top teams in the league doing the same thing.