Originally Posted by Govnor
Thanks. So this is essentially what happened to the OP, right (she assumed she'd be playing the better player at line 1)?
I guess people will find ways to game whatever the system is. It's just funny to me that people that play tennis at a recreational level go happily along with this because they want their team to win, more than they want a competitive match.
The other part of this is that if you are a good, but not excellent, you want to frequently adjust your lineup to keep others from stacking against you.
By changing who your line 1 singles or dubs players are from match to match you make it harder to have someone else stack the lineup against you.
Unless your team is lock to win till sectionals then it is in your best interest to be unpredictable.