Unseeded Raina Zaffar of Assam on Friday lifted the U-18 All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tennis Championship Series-7 title held at Van Sports Club, Gurgaon in Haryana from August 7 to 1, 2017, beating 3rd seed Ishita Singh of Delhi, who conceded the match. On her way up to the Finals, Raina defeated 4th seed Anu Mor (HR) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the pre-quarters; 6th seed Rithika Yadav(DL) 7-5, 6-2 in the quarter- finals; and 7th seed Renee Singla (HR) 6-2, 6-1 in the semi finals.
Raina was a semi finalist at the National Ranking Girls U-16 Championship Series played in Gurgaon in July 2016. She was the winner of Doubles at the National Ranking Girls U-18 Championship played in Kolkata in October 2016.
Raina’s mother, Nazneen Zaffar, is an Administrator of Cross Court Tennis Sessions while her father Shahnawaz Zaffar is a NIS certified tennis coach.