Without knowing the level of expertise someone has in double matches: Isn't something like this primarily a sign of simply not really having a good strategy / game plan?
I hardly ever play doubles, and if I do, it will be with different partners, so I will need to discuss with them how we want to play.
I wouldn't just assume that my partner has a good (the same) game plan as I do, and I wouldn't even assume that he has a good grasp of doubles strategy at all. I've seen some people who are good at singles but completely fail to get the idea of how to successfully play doubles.
But like I said, that's based on not knowing anything about the skills and experience of the involved actor(s).