That guy left no chance for me to retaliate, and I exposed myself pretty much all the time, so time and time again, I would go blasting off into the distance. Perhaps it was my choice of characters, as I played mid-tier characters Sonic and Toon Link, but he managed to pummel me with Captain Falcon (well, he was Fabulous Falcon, so maybe his sheer awesome alone did me in).
I guess I have no one to blame but myself, a majority of the time I've played Brawl was the Subspace Emissary, trying to unlock every character, and only recently did I try and improve my skills in a normal Brawl. If anyone wants to Brawl with this noob, my friend code is 4943-6690-9221. (Just expect a lot of lag)