So far this season, I (number 2 singles) have played with the number three kid on our team... he's decent in singles, and he's a friend of mine, but I can't stand playing doubles with him...Every match, I have to try and win "in spite of" him rather than with him. He's just a horrible doubles player. I never requested a different partner just because he's a nice kid. Recently he challenged me for my no. 2 singles spot. I won the first set 6-0 He started putting himself down ("I stink, I can't hit, I suck," etc.) and it was driving me nuts. Anyhow, I felt sorry for him and let him have the second set 6-1 (I figured a straight-sets whipping would be bad for his health and he wouldn't drive safely). Third set- he started getting cocky and cheating me with bad line calls, so I called the assistant coach over to referee. I hit a forehand winner on the line, which the kid called out. The coach was standing on the side of the court away from where I hit it and couldn't overrule the call. So I laughed, blasted the next serve, crushed a crosscourt forehand and closed out the game with a backhand volley winner which landed right next to my coach? He tried calling that one out too, but it was immediately overruled. Anyway, I took the set 6-2. He blasted a ball into the woods, left without shaking hands, and informed our head coach that he wouldn't be at our next match. So I'm not sure we can continue to play doubles together...My coach asked me if I would rather play with our number one-I told him I'd love to-but won't complain if he still wants me to play with our no. 3 kid. Seriously, I think there's too much tension right now for us to be an effective doubles team. It would probably be better for both of us if we switched partners...what do you guys think?