Hello, MATNTRNG!
I would construct the circles first.
. . $\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}
|\!\! \bigcirc \!\!| \\ \hline
\bigcirc\! | \!\!\bigcirc\!\! | \!\bigcirc \\ \hline
|\!\! \bigcirc \!\! |
\end{array}$
Then add the tangent lines.
. . $\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}
\bigg \wedge \\[-3mm]
/\! \bigcirc \!\backslash \\
\langle \bigcirc \!\! \bigcirc \!\! \bigcirc \rangle \\
\backslash\! \bigcirc \!/ \\[-3mm]
\bigg \vee
\end{array}$