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UB Men's Tennis Assistant Coach gets shot with the pros at US Open

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"Schafer was an elite junior and collegiate player, but he gave up playing competitive tennis to attend law school in the hopes of one day working in a front office of a major professional sports team, organization or league. He starts law school at the University of Buffalo this week and split his final week of vacation alternating between a keyboard and a tennis racquet.

The 6-foot-4 righty has been interning in the USTA’s corporate offices in White Plains, N.Y., over the summer, and he arrived at the US Open in a button-down shirt and dress pants, never imagining the turn his job would take. Like when Portugal’s’ Joao Souza needed a hitting partner early Sunday morning ahead of his first-round match against Victor Estrella Burgos and Schafer was called in as the emergency backup when no one else was available."