The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
The race, attracting around 1,500 runners from China, Japan, Mexico and other countries and regions, features 65km, 25km and 5km races.
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later.
Esteghlal had been linked with former Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri but they failed to reach an agreement with the German-Iranian coach due to financial disagreements.
Zhejiang had a advantage of five points in the first quarter, following a 15-1 pointing dash at the beginning of the second quarter.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.
Schwartzman stunned Nadal 6-2, 7-5 two weeks ago in the Italian capital.
Both Li and Hao once played for Luneng, and worked for the club in the coaching team. Their replacement was viewed as a good sign for a smooth transition ahead of the rest of the CSL season. Enditem
The world No. 4, and two-time finalist at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive years.
On the Henan side, 2020 top draft pick Fang Min contributed 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in her WCBA debut. Zhang added 16 points.
The 31-year-old also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.