The next game I played was a chance at a serious rankage boost, as CosmicButtHead is ranked #8. It was the Bothawui map and I made a few serious tactical errors in the start of the game that made me quit after only 2 minutes cause I knew I was lost. However I realize my errors now. You have to go straight for the two center mines and build them to deny them to the enemy. Then you harrass the other two centeral mines guarded my turret posts to distract the enemy into defending those mines for control, costing him money he could be using to upgrade, while at the same time denying him the merchant dock in the center. Can't wait to test out the new strategy.
Then my last game was on one of my fav maps - Tatooine. Haven't lost on that map in a long time, especially when playing as the Empire thanks to the TIE Scout's ability to sensor scan an area of map and let me hyperspace units in since the entire center of the map is Nebula, which you can't hyperspace ships into. I played again against newbie tho, so it wasn't that difficult.
So, 2-2 for the night and a slight rankage boost to #324. Not too shabby.