After months of preparation, the ITTF announced the return of table tennis into the international arena and named it as RESTART.
"Everything is focussed on the European Championships next year," the German national coach said after his side's first encounter after a ten-month-long break. The match against Spain in the Nations League ended in a 1-1 draw.
Chelangat, 22, announced her arrival to the track world when she won the bronze medal in the women's 3,000m at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia but has struggled with injuries and loss of form ever since.
International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
Developing his squad to a high-speed train might come near a tightrope walk as the German coach knows the challenge.
Also on Sunday, Wales edged Bulgaria 1-0 to top the second-tier Group B4, while Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Finland.
"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.
Elsewhere, Sao Paulo beat Fluminense 3-1 at home thanks to second-half goals from Brenner, Luciano Rocha and Vitor Bueno. Wellington Silva was on the scoresheet for the visitors.
Loew needs to carry out his plans despite an upcoming season that has never been packed with games as much as the 2020/2021 one.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)