Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
Vasco have now won five of their nine matches to date this season and are three points behind leaders Internacional, who lost 1-0 at Goias earlier on Sunday. Botafogo are 17th with just nine points.
A brand new format will be taken over five days of competition action, and innovative scoring methods will be implemented.
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
Cheptegei is already the 2019 men's 10,000 world champion and world cross country champion.
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.
Kardec scored Chongqing's second goal in the 83rd minute, contributing an outstanding diving header after collecting mate's corner kick.
The 29-year-old Italian international is the first newcomer at Parc des Princess during this transfer window, which will be a relief for Thomas Tuchel's side who are severly effected by the coronavirus pandemic as seven players in the first team squad, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi, had tested positive recently.
The Shenzhen side now sit fourth in the eight-team Dalian division with 14 points, while the bottom based Henan only have six points. Enditem
The Serie A is looking for a way to prop up sagging revenues, since the fans have been prevented from attending games live, which eliminated the revenue from ticket sales. Merchandise sales have also been hurt by the lockdown.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players, in three stages over 21 days.