Slice your forehands and hit deep with it instead of trying to set the point with it. Use your forehand to play more backhands.
Your luck is that he's going to serve first, so given the fact the match was interrupted, he'll maybe be a bit cool. One of the reasons Gilbert says you shouldn't serve first...
You're also too much focused on your side of the court. Look at what's happening on the other side. If he's so good at net, just hit deeper or/and with more spin to make him stay at the baseline. If he's eating your lobs, then your lobs aren't good enough. Or these lobs are defensive, which lets him plenty of time to hit a smash.