Ok, right on, jawathehutt. Thanks.
During one of the tries today, I got lucky and spawned in on the high ridge to the east. From there, I had like 20 kills and managed to win! Without using the square button (lock on), it would have been much more difficult.
I died once, though, and respawned back on the "low ground" and got some fantastical kills shooting from the hip with my sniper rifle (ok, luckier than snot).
* SithSpeeder *