The two sides found their shooting range after the tip-ff, especially for Fujian who converted 4 of 5 shots beyond the arc, but Zhejiang managed a 31-26 lead after the first quarter.
Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
Despite the loss, Hebei coach Ma Tao expressed satisfaction with his players.
The reigning German Champion decided to stick to its successful squad and only go for replacements. "It is striking that Bayern wouldn't have made transfers like this in normal times," Rangnick added.
The two-time Grand Slam winner committed just seven unforced errors throughout the one-sided encounter and broke her opponents six times.
The ITTF revealed that Zhu has pulled out of the Women's World Cup due to health issues. Sun is also scheduled to play at the 2020 ITTF Finals.
In other games in Chengdu, after a goalless first half, Beijing Renhe broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to claim a 2-0 victory over Suzhou Dongwu. Taizhou Yuanda defeated Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0.
Shanxi gradually gained the upper hand in the second quarter before going eight points up at the break.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
He will also miss the first four Champions League group matches in which Real Madrid line up against Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach following Thursday's draw.
"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li said.