Originally Posted by pc1
Getting beaten badly is just a part of tennis. Did you feel that you and your partner played well below your normal level of play? If so just chalk it up as a bad set. If not you can use it as motivation to beat them next time. Maybe the both of you can figure out another way to play them.
Heck Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer all have been beaten badly at time. What should you guys be different?
In all seriousness, if you are playing at the rec level, there are many people in the world who could bagel you. Maybe they were sandbaggers, or maybe they were just much better players.
The only real issue is if you felt that they were on or near your level, yet still got thoroughly out played. That is when you need to go to the drawing board.