I don't know about everyone else, but I relish the opportunity to play higher rated players/teams. Not so high that there's no chance to be competitive, but those that you might have a chance against on your very best day. Yesterday, a player on our 7.5 combo team got sick, and I subbed in (as a 3.0) with a 3.5 partner against a good 4.0 woman and a good 3.5 man. Yeah, they beat us. The first set went quickly. We broke the man in the second set, and we pushed it all the way to a second set tiebreaker, which we lost 9-7. My partner played incredibly well on the big points. I never lost my serve, and I had a large number of volley winners. Downside: I missed an overhead putaway during the tiebreaker, and I watched a topspin lob drop for match point, thinking that it would go long. All in all, not a bad day. Has anyone else given a full 1.0 NTRP away in doubles and actually won the match?