When I was first reading the new rules I wondered how the 4.5 matches would be more interesting when someone brought the 5.0 guy. I felt like the requirement that they play 1st singles or 1st doubles would take away some of that intrigue. Well this weekend was the first match of the season where either team brought a 5.0 (we did). The line one thing added a lot of interest into the lineup discussions. At first the other team was noticeably concerned when they saw our mighty 5.0 walk up to the courts. Several of their players congregated and were discussing options. They must have assumed we would play our guy at 1st singles because they put out a lineup with their worst player playing line 1 singles. We however, put our guy at 1 doubles and our best 4.5 singles player at line 2 singles. Our strategy essentially guaranteed 2nd singles and 1st doubles wins for us. When they moved their worst guy to line 1 singles against our 2nd best 4.5 singles player we had secured the match before it even began. We won this match 5-0 ... but we lost the last match to these same guys 4-1. I really think the 5.0 dynamic really changed the outcome. Has anyone else out there dealt with the 5.0 in 4.5 + leagues and how have you handled it both for and against you?