I'm on a mixed team and was placed with a new partner today. She informed me that she never plays net unless she's forced to, and that she's very uncomfortable up there. I accepted this because I knew how good she was from the baseline. We hung tight in the first set, and actually had a pretty decent lead. But our opponents started to play a different strategy. Any medium paced ball they'd redirect to my opponent and it would become a baseline brawl, just without me in the equation. I'd find myself inching my way to net and finally trying to cut one off. I had probably a 50/50 success rate. It was very odd for me. How would you approach this? I'm so used to my partner playing net and my opponents being forced to hit cross court back to me. I felt very helpless today. We lost 5-7 1-6.