This puzzle was a delight. The removal of "in" in the long answers and replacing it with the key noun, places the noun literally in
the answer --- clever. And there were so manyGOOD ONES!"Remote location?"
means loud]"Hot rod rod"
HITCH [...a ride. I was thinking nouns.]"Corn site"
SMUT [not the college test variety]"Debugging application?"
DEET [active ingredient in insect repellant]"Pitches between innings?"
I noted two sets of answers which might have been linked: APERY and MIMIC [copy]; OAKY and CASK [wine].
I loved this puzzle despite its use of ACER which is never used in tennis. As I mentioned about a month ago, ACER is a major computer company.