Seriously, what's the point of hitting back within seconds so you can finish #22 instead of #28? Both pay 0 crystals. If you want to climb, then climb. If not, just stay out of the way.
I will now be hitting your super easy to beat fleet at every possible opportunity. Congratulations, you have made an enemy. The others in my Eastern payout fleet chat were already looking out for your inexplicable battle pattern. If they decide to follow suit, good luck.